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D&R Rescue, Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

We received 150 doses of FVRCP in August 2013. The product was and is being used on felines that we pull from an animal control facility and from free-roaming cats that are brought to us by the public.

We are a small organization and we place several hundred felines each year along with 200-250 dogs each year. We sometimes when we get into the adult cat season keep them longer in our facility before they are adopted. With the help of this grant it has cut our costs dramatically so we can concentrate on taking in more cats that need our assistance. With this grant we were able to vaccinate and if we kept them 2-3 more weeks prior to adoption we were able to booster them with the 2nd dose which is required when you have them in the public for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

As of this date Oct. 19th, this grant has vaccinated 55 felines and we just took in 8 kittens this AM and have 2 more liters waiting to come in and at tha time they will be vaccinated for the 1st time. Then when 8 weeks of age they will be spayed/neutered and ready to be adopted.

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

The one picture of the 3 kittens shows them after they had been fostered since they were 4 days old. They are now 7 weeks of age and healthy. They have been vaccinated for the 1st time and will be spayed/neutered next week and then go up for adoption. The kittens were found along a road- we assume mom cat was moving to new loaction when she was hit by a car and she and 1 kitten were killed. The person who hit them did stop – she had run out under his horse trailer and he did not know until he thought he had hit something in the road and stopped. He found the kittens in a ditch culvert and brought them to us. Not often will a person who is on their way someplace stop and help out a stray animal. He missed the horse show he was going to so he could help these stray kittens.

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