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Southside Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

We were able to save money that was spent on vaccines to provide additional care for animals.

We are a no kill shelter to any money saved goes back into care of animals. We were able to provide additional care for animals that we normally would not be able to help.

How many pets did this grant help?

It helped all of the animals at shelter as indicated above.

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

Siren is a 13 year old lab mix who was surrendered to Indianapolis Animal Care and Control by her owners. She was in serious need of a dental cleaning and extractions; her teeth were some of the worse we’ve seen. Siren also has four lipomas (tumors that are completely benign because they’re made of fatty tissues). She did have one tumor that needed to be removed which was done and biopsied with negative results. She was living in a foster home with a foster mom who loved her and two other dogs that she got along great with and after only a few weeks her foster family decided to adopt her.
Siren would have been euthanized as unadoptable at IACC if Southside Animal Shelter hadn’t transferred her but because of Southside Animal Shelter she will live out her life with her new family.

Chloe was found on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan after having been hit by a car. She was unable to get in touch with any other rescue until she contacted Rosie of Southside Animal Shelter. Rosie promptly met the lady and took Chloe to Noah’s Animal Hospital. It was determined that she needed a femoral head ostectomy (FHO) a surgical procedure that removes the head and neck from the femur. FHO surgery is performed to alleviate pain and is reserved for a condition where pain cannot be alleviated in any other way. This procedure was an attempt to save her leg, unfortunately after months of rehab she never regained the use of her leg and it needed to be amputated. Chloe now runs around her foster mom’s backyard so fast it’s hard to tell she had surgery. Thanks to Southside Animal Shelter Chloe was rescued that day and her foster mom says she is happy and doing very well. They will be adopting her in the next few weeks.

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