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Breckinridge County Animal Friends: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

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

Medical treatments: spay/neuter, vaccinations and flea treatments.

The first cat, Snow, it payed for his neutering and vaccinations to make his adoption free. The second cat, Captain Hook: medical treatment for injured leg and neutering and vaccinations.

How many pets did this grant help?

Twelve for flea-drop treatments; two for spay/neuter and one for medical treatment

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

Captain Hook, the yellow tabby pictured, was rescued with a partially missing leg and missing foot. I found him under a trailer at the local Walmart at about 8-9 weeks old. I took him to our vet; he was given his first shots and examined. The leg injury was healing so he was sent home with me to watch until it was time for neutering. I found him to be a wonderful, gentle kitten and noticed when he played he would try to put the rest of the leg down and was injuring it. So when I took him to the vet in January, we decided to remove the leg as well as neuter him. He is recovering wonderfully from the surgery and adjusting well to the missing leg. He now plays without injuring himself further and is no longer in pain.

I took him to the Adopt-A-Pet event last Saturday at Feeder’s Supply. I am receiving inquires on him and waiting to find the right home for him. Because of the grant, he will live a wonderful full cat life with a wonderful adoptive family. In the first picture, he is the cat on the left lying on Casey. The second picture is of Captain Hook before the surgery; you can see the partial missing leg. The third picture is of Snow, who was adopted to a wonderful family after vaccinations and neutering. He was also a Walmart rescue.

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