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Seminole County Animal Services: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

The vaccines we were so delighted to receive were used on hundreds of dogs and cats that came into our shelter. Hundreds that received the vaccines were adopted and getting this grant allowed us to use the funds we would normally use on vaccines for other things to benefit the lives and health of our shelter pets.

Being able to vaccinate for distemper, parvo, feline diseases, bordetella, etc. kept our shelter dogs and cats healthy and on the road to happy new homes. Puppies and kittens in our care received their series of vaccines required to start a new young life on the road to good health.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approx. 500 dogs and 500 cats. (Younger puppies and kitties received more than one vaccine while in our care to follow puppy and kitten vaccine protocol.)

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

Veronica came into our shelter as a tiny puppy. She had a severe injury to her leg and had a hard time walking. Vets thought amputation would be best. But, wanting to give her a chance at keeping her leg, the staff worked with her and our “friends” group, TEARS, took Veronica on as a project, getting x-rays and several opinions on what would be best for her. After almost two months it was determined that Veronica could keep her leg and go up for adoption. She was posted on Petfinder and she caught the eye of someone visiting Florida from Mississippi. Amanda came and met Veronica and it was love at first sight. After a couple days wait for her to be spayed, Amanda and Veronica made the trip home to Mississippi, where it is reported she is doing well and loving life thanks to her fresh start at Seminole County Animal Services and starting with her first vaccine from the Shot at Life grant.

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