Spencer County Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Since the shelter did not have to pay for these vaccines, the money could be used for other health care needs that had no funding. It also helped lower the price of our adoptions which makes the animals more attractive to the public.
How many pets did this grant help?
30, so far
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We are a very rural low population county. Animals are considered disposable by many of the residents. Cats, in particular, are thought of as things you don’t pay for. You get them free from a neighbor or in the newspaper and let it live as long as it can on its own. Adopting out cats from our shelter has been very difficultand the higher the adoption fee, the less likely it is that a cat will ever find it’s way out. Thanks to the vaccines provided at no cost, our fees were lowered enough that some of our residents felt it was worth it to get a healthy cat that their kids could grow with and not have to watch it die in 6 months. This cutie is one of the lucky kittens that this grant helped save.