Against All Odds Cat Rescue: Bar Dog Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This grant allowed Against All Odds Cat Rescue to provide routine and special care for several cats and kittens. With these funds, the rescue was able to take in and find homes for cats who otherwise may not have been able to safely find homes without exhaustion of resources. Funds were used to spay and neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and combo-test cats and kittens and allowed for send-off testing as needed for at-risk or special-needs kitties. These funds also helped provide supplies such as dietary supplements and medications for cats in need.
This grant has supported vital routine, preventative, and special care for cats and kittens, which directly results in saved and fulfilled cat lives. Funds such as these allow our organization to directly support and sponsor more cats, ensuring their long-term safety and health. Our organization focuses particularly on helping to save at-risk or special-needs cats, which inherently increases our need for funds to provide tailored care. Because of grants such the Bar Dog Operation Grant, we are able to facilitate health and ensure safety for the most vulnerable cat populations.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
The impact of the Bar Dog Operation Grant is fully realized through the examples of the lives directly impacted. These funds provided direct care and support for one of our mom cats and her litter, and two special-needs kittens we were able to commit to with these funds.
Jory and her kittens were found locked in a garage when the kittens were estimated to be around 2-3 days old. At the point of rescue, momma was very hungry, which meant her kittens were too. With dedicated funds, we were able to readily take them all in and remain prepared with nutritional supplements as needed. While mom and babies took right off, there were certainly complications along the way.
One of her kittens, Penelope, had a complication with her spay surgery and required a second operation and special care in the weeks following. She and her sister Rosie both required nutritional supplementation and special medication related to difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. Their brother Marty had to undergo special testing to rule out feline leukemia as well since he had a positive test originally. Thankfully, the full blood tests for Marty showed he was negative for FeLV!
Later, mama Jory was found to be FIV-positive and our organization was able to remain prepared for any new or developing needs that may arise for her, as well as for her extended time in foster care while she was searching for an appropriate forever home.
Additionally, this grant also allowed us to take in some very special and fun kittens from a nearby shelter. Otis and Ophelia are two very sweet and cool kittens who have a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. They are healthy and fun in every way, other than they walk a little funny and have a hard time staying balanced.
Due to their condition, the shelter knew it would be a lot harder to adopt them out and take care of their needs in the meantime — that’s when they reached out to us to see if we could help. Thankfully, we did have a foster available! Otis and Ophelia are still looking for their furever homes here.
Jory and her kittens have all been adopted to happy and loving homes, and we were able to commit to helping Otis and Ophelia and many other kittens with the generous support of the Bar Dog Operation Grant. Funds such as these have a tremendous impact for our organization!