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Preventing Euthanasia Through Rescue (Maine Coon Adoptions): A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

To vaccinate rescued cats prior to adoption.

We always vaccinate our rescued cats before placing them with adoptive families. We received 150 vaccines, which saved us around $300 in vaccination costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant helped between 50 – 75 cats (baby kittens need 3 vaccines, kittens and adult need 2).

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

Jackson and Quincy (3-4 months old) came from the Wasco shelter (east of Bakersfield). Shy and tentative, they are thriving in foster care and are ready to go home. Lulu, who is 5 – 6 years old, came out of a hoarding situation in Merced county. She loves to play. She’ll be looking out the window and all of a sudden will dive bomb the nearest toy on the floor or start batting papers around. Avy is an older girl, 12+ years old, who came out of the Los Banos shelter. She is super shy, so we hired a professional kitty behavioral consultant to help our foster work with Avy to bring her out of her traumatized state. She has a ways to go but she is responding well. Jupiter, a big boy at 15 lbs., is from the Santa Clara County shelter. He’s got a classic MC personality — laid back, easy, mellow. He loves other cats and grooms his fellow foster kittens.

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