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Humane Society of Southern Arizona: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

The production was 100 bordetella vaccines and was used to vaccinate 100 dogs who arrived at our facility.

This grant help the HSSA offset the cost of vaccinating dogs coming into our shelter against bordetella. Vaccinates are very important to sustaining a healthy environment within our shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We don’t have one specific story about an animal this saved. However, by vaccinating for bordetella, we hopefully will see fewer dogs coming down with kennel cough and needing to be quarantined for 10 days on antibiotics. It is difficult on the dog to be in quarantine for 10 days — which is now 10 days longer that he or she has to stay at the shelter. Additionally, there is an increase in medical costs to treat the animals with antibiotics. The HSSA strongly believes in the importance of all vaccines, even if they are booster vaccines, in a shelter environment.

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