Creekside Animal Rescue, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Purchase of vaccines for the dogs and cats in our care.
The grant helped tremendously as we were inundated with kittens this year since many area shelters were closed due to COVID. At one point, we had more than 120 kittens. Fortunately, many people under quarantine offered to foster during this time. All animals in rescue receive a full round of vaccinations, which are routine prior to adoption.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Aloha, a gray tabby, was found soaking wet after a spring storm. She was cold, hungry, and trying to find her mama. She appeared to be 3 to 4 weeks old, so she was going to need hourly care if she were to survive. She was brought to one of Creekside Animal Rescue, Inc.’s foster homes. She was dried, fed by syringe, and placed in a comfy heat bed. During the course of the days following her discovery, she received a flea bath, dewormer, and her first kitty vaccine, since she did not have mom to aid in her immune system’s development. She continued to live at the foster home for many weeks as she grew, endured a setback due to an upper-respiratory bug, recovered, and has since continued to grow. She has received additional booster vaccines, deworming treatments, and flea preventative. She will be ready for adoption soon, as she is now at a healthy weight to be spayed.