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Humane Society of Independence County: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

The shots we received we use to give our young kittens (6 weeks) their first vaccination-either at intake, or once they reach 6 weeks of age.

Having this kitten shot, we are able to use with our young kittens to get them started on a healthy path to adoption. It allows us to use the vaccinations we purchase (and include the additional protection for Chlamydia Psittaci) as the follow on vaccination, and for our older kittens. This has helped us save money on vaccinations for cats while keeping all our shelter kittens/cats healthy and adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

To date we have vaccinated 23 kittens; 12 have been adopted!

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

On October 8th, we took in a mother cat and her 6 kittens (Megan, grace, Amber, Rebecca, Ryan and Matthew). We estimated their age to be about 7 weeks, and immediately vaccinated them with the grant shot we received. They appeared to be very health, and after their time in our intake isolation room, their health was evaluated as excellent, they were all fixed and put up for adoption. Within a week, all 6 were adopted into loving homes. We are very proud to emphasize healthy and happy pets that we can ensure are ready to go to loving homes as soon as possible, and still operate in a cost-effective manner. This grant has helped us to keep that standard! Thanks!

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