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Southern Counties Rescue: Grant Report

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

Every penny we get in seems to go to vet bills! This time of year we are busy testing and spay/neutering lots and lots of kittens. We also spend the money on vaccines, deworming and microchipping.

We are constantly short of funds to cover our vet bills since we never put a cat or kitten down if it has something that is treatable. In the last 12 months, we have had two eyelid surgeries costing $1,300 each and and a badly infected eye which ended up having to be removed, costing an extra $700. Your grants help us to continue rescuing cats and kittens in need. Last year we did over 200 cats and kittens and this year we may make it to 250!

How many pets did this grant help?

I have included four photos below of cats/kittens your grant helped. The last one shows paperwork from a very high-[volume] shelter. We were able to save the sweet mama cat and her four kittens because we had the funds to vet them.

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

BK, a.k.a. Boy Kitty (first photo) was one of three cats who were abandoned when their owner got ill and went into assisted living. He is a total love at around 3 years old, and we just couldn’t see him left on the street to fend for himself. One of our volunteers took him in and is fostering him until he finds his forever home. We have vetted him, had him tested for FeLV/FIV, vaccinated and microchipped him to keep him safe forever. Meet BK:

Another recent rescue is a mama cat and her four kittens from a very high-[volume] shelter. They are all adorable, but came down with a cold, and we rescued them before they were scheduled to be euthanized that afternoon. The mama cat’s shelter pic is the second photo.

We also rescued four bottle babies (third photo) from another shelter which was unable to care for them. Now named Sterling, Sawyer, Sebastian and Sissy, these guys are adorable and now ready for adoption. Sterling and Sawyer (fourth photo) turned out to be twins. Meet them: