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Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue: Perkins Bordetella Grant Report

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

The generous grant of $1,250 was/will be used to purchase bordetella vaccinations and associated veterinary expenses.

This grant helped by providing protection to our dogs and pups against kennel cough. In turn, it also helped keep our veterinary expenses down as kennel cough can be costly to treat. It also helped get our dogs adopted in a more timely manner since there was no quarantine time (which can sometimes be more that two weeks) in order to treat a dog for kennel cough.

How many pets did this grant help?

83 dogs have been/will be benefiting from this generous grant.

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

Nola (a 2-year-old mountain cur mix) came to ROAR on March 9 with her nine(!) 5-week-old puppies. Upon her arrival at ROAR, we found out Nola was positive for heartworm (and a skin fungus). Because she was able to immediately receive the bordetella vaccine (provided by the generous grant), kennel cough was not a worry, especially since we had to concentrate on treating the heartworms. The pups also received the bordetella vaccine and thus their very young immune systems were not compromised by kennel cough. The pictures are of Nola at her new home and three of the nine pups when they were at ROAR (all nine have been adopted).

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