Wichita Animal Action League: Bar Dog Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The receipt of this grant allowed us to purchase three flats of FVRCP vaccines and two flats of DAPP vaccines. We will use these vaccines to vaccinate foster animals in our care prior to their adoption.
We find that the majority of animals who come into our care show all indications that they have never received any veterinary care, so we are diligent about getting them on the right path for their new families through age-appropriate vaccines, spay/neuter, flea/tick preventatives, heartworm preventatives, and microchips.
Providing quality veterinary care for our animals can be quite costly, but we feel that it is the right thing to do and we spend a lot of time educating our adopters on why proper veterinary care is so important.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We received an urgent request from a veterinarian in our community because someone had shown up at their clinic with a 4-week-old puppy and they were needing to surrender him.
The owner stated that the puppy had belonged to her neighbor and that the neighbor’s adult dog was grabbing the puppy by the head and whipping it back and forth repeatedly. When she expressed concern for the puppy’s well-being, the neighbor gave her the puppy, but she really wasn’t in the position to have a pet at that time.
A foster rushed over and found a terrified, parasite-ridden border collie-mix puppy whom she instantly named Bourbon because of his whiskey-colored eyes. Bourbon is now a typical puppy who loves to play, annoy his canine foster siblings, and chew on things he probably shouldn’t.