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Lowell Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

We received cat vaccinations which were used to vaccinate cats entering the shelter after being found as stray or surrendered by their owners.

It helped us to provide cats in our care the proper vaccinations and protection needed. The majority of the cats entering our shelter are not vaccinated and it is not a requirement in our intake process. Due to this, it is important that we vaccinate all cats immediately upon intake.

How many pets did this grant help?

150 cats

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

Poof came to the shelter with his litter mate back in March 2013. They were both cute, adorable kittens, what we would call “easy adoptions”. In the process of getting them ready for the adoption floor, they were both tested for feline leukemia. Poof’s brother Leo tested positive and Poof tested negative. Multiple tests and lab work were done and the results were the same. Poof was then sent to a foster home for six months. He was brought back to the shelter to receive all his vaccination boosters to help him remain healthy. After 6 months he was retested (as recommended by the veterinarian) and tested negative. Poof is now on our adoption floor waiting to find his forever home. HIs brother Leo was transferred to another shelter and was also adopted!

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