The Humane Society of Hobart: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
For vaccination of healthy susceptible dogs and puppies against canine upper respiratory infection (kennel cough) caused by canine parainfluenza and Bordetella bronchiseptica. Also for subcutaneous vaccination of healthy cats, eight weeks of age or older, as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by feline rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia viruses and as an aid in the reduction of the severity of disease due to feline Chlamydia psittaci.
The Humane Society of Hobart believes that the vaccinations helped prevent and/or reduce the number animals which contracted viruses or conditions which are common in animal shelters and animal-control agencies.
How many pets did this grant help?
Humane Society of Hobart received the Boehringer Ingelheim Vaccination Grant the first week of February, 2014. The organization was able to vaccinate approximately 35 felines before the expiration date of 2/28/2014 that vaccination containers of Fel-O-Gard were labeled with. The Humane Society of Hobart was able to vaccinate approximately 75 of the adoptable canines before the expiration date of 6/30/2014 printed on the containers of Naramune. Humane Society of Hobart contacted Boehringer Ingelheim support @ 1-866-METACAM for instructions on further use of the expired date-code vaccination. The shelter was instructed to properly dispose of the unused vaccinations that were past their expiration date.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Clifford was a young Shepherd-Chow mix pup about 7 months old when he arrived at the shelter as a stray in late January 2014. Because of his energy level, enthusiasm and lack of training he was passed over by many potential adopters until a great family adopted him in early March 2014, where he currently lives with enough children to keep him busy. It is very likely that Clifford was able to stay healthy during his long stay at the shelter because of the Boehringer Ingelheim vaccination that he received when the grant was first received.
Mabel was a mature female Pointer who arrived at The Humane Society of Hobart in February 2014 as a stray who went unclaimed. Mabel was very shy and timid at the shelter and few people asked to see her during the first several weeks of her availability. Mabel was adopted in late March 2014 by a single woman who traveled a long distance to meet her and fell in love with her. Mabel was protected from common shelter viruses by the Boehringer Ingelheim Vaccination Grant.
Lucy is an extra-large domestic mix cat who arrived at The Humane Society of Hobart in February 2014. Due to her size and unique personality, she has found it difficult to get adopted. Lucy continues to be available for adoption and is protected by the Boehringer Ingelheim Vaccination Grant. Meet Lucy: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29009316
Zeus is a 5-month-old Shepherd-Labrador mix who is extremely energetic and active. Due to his enthusiasm level and lack of training he is finding it difficult to get qualified adoption applications. Zeus arrived at The Humane Society of Hobart in May 2014 and continues to be available for adoption and is protected by the Boehringer-Ingelheim Vaccination Grant. Meet Zeus: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29446977