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Friends of Upland Animal Shelter: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

We used the money to medically treat ringworm-positive kittens in our care as well as to be able to supplement kennel staff to help with the higher number of cats/kittens in our care.

This grant allowed us to purchase medication and treat ringworm-positive kittens as well as to treat a litter of panleukopenia-positive kittens to give them a chance to survive. We have treated 15 ringworm-positive kittens thus far and there are nine being treated currently. The grant also allowed us to supplement a part-time kennel assistant to help with the care and cleaning of the animals.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

A litter of kittens came in underage and were sent to foster. After about four to five days in foster, one of the kittens began to fail. He was lethargic and started to vomit. He tested positive for feline panleukopenia. They were immediately isolated and began panleuk protocol. Although we lost two of the kittens, the other one, Owen, survived and is now 5 weeks old and growing strong. This grant allowed us to purchase the medication for this new (to us) panleuk protocol to try to save these critically ill kittens. Owen isn’t old enough to be adopted yet and, since he is underage, he isn’t profiled on Petfinder yet.

This grant also helped to supplement kennel staff to care for the ringworm-positive kittens in quarantine at the shelter.

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