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Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League, Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Vaccines provided for benefit of our shelter kittens and cats. Stray's and ferals.

Here is one story: Brenda H. had 7 cats that we gave shots to. She is a deaf mute that has a very limited income and couldn't afford to take her 9 cats to the vet. One of her cats is allergic to shots so we did not give that one a shot. One of her cats has urinary crystals. She had just had to have the urinary crystal cat at the vet for 3 days; because of that, she had no money left for shots. Angel Fund paid for rabies and we gave her 7 of these FVRCP shots. (Our Angel Fund is for low income hardship members of our community, who love their pets. This helps them keep them in their homes. We frequently provide food as well.)

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, 53.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Little Foot (pic 1) was a stray that showed up at the Coleman Crystal Mine. Some people who were living there in a travel trailer fed her as best they could. She had a litter of kittens around the end of January and another litter, Comet, Cupid, Noel, Rudi and Nicky about July 24. Little Foot and two of her older kittens are now barn cats. The others have been adopted or are available for adoption and all received their vaccines through this program.rnrnHemi was brought to the shelter as a baby (with his eyes still closed) with his sister. They were from a feral mom that left those two in the rain when she moved the other kittens. People rescued them out of the rain and brought them to the shelter when they figured out they didn’t know how to feed them. The sister died. Hemi survived. He was bottle fed and has been adopted.rnrnInky also came from the shelter. Some people found him as a tiny kitten on their patio. Even though he was very friendly and about 6 weeks old, no mother or other kittens were ever seen. No one ever inquired about him. He is available for adoption, but not until after Halloween because of his coloring.rnrnAlso, included is a picture of Cupid, one of the mama cat, Little Foot’s, second litter of kittens. Cupid and his brother Comet, were adopted by the same family for two little boys!rn

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