Feral Cat Program of Georgia: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The vaccines were used to prepare our rescue kittens to be adopted into their forever homes.rn
The vaccines helped our organization by offsetting our costs and enabling us to use those funds for kittens that were medically fragile or adult cats needing additional medical attention. The additional medical costs are often above what we project for our initial intake of the animal. The awarded vaccines ultimately allowed us to place more homeless kittens and cats with their adoptive families.
How many pets did this grant help?
75 kittens received two rounds of vaccines each before being released to their adoptive families.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
A small, female, black kitten was rescued by a local law enforcement officer while on patrol. She was in a business parking lot, not safe, and injured. Because of our vaccination grant we had funds to send her immediately to one of our vets for treatment. We named her Miranda in recognition of her “rights” to be rescued! Miranda went home with her foster/rescuers. Her foot wrapped in pink vet wrap had to be changed twice a day. It was touch and go to keep it well and healed without infection. Whatever happened to her, the injury was to the bone. Miranda’s surgery and stitches have healed but she does walk with a slight limp but not at a run; can’t slow her down, she is full throttle. She is very sweet, fearless and loves everybody! Thanks to the grant Miranda has a shot at life!
She was probably born around the middle of April 2013 and has been spayed, combo tested negative, and fully vaccinated.