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Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

FVRCP Vaccinations used for Feline Immuization preparing felines for adoption.

The FVRCP vaccination grant helped our organization tremendously. The grant saved our organization roughly $447.00, as that is our cost for 4 trays of FVRCP vaccines through our normal channels.

How many pets did this grant help?

To date 11/7/13, we have used 1.5 trays and have administered these vaccines to 24 felines. We have 2.5 trays yet to utilize, which will bring our final total to approx. 75 felines.

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

DANIELLE’S STORY: On Sept. 21, a good Samaritan happened upon two adult cats and two small kittens. The lady explained to us that she lives out in the country and people continuously drop stray cats on her property. The lady also told us that she had already offered her home to many stray cats and could not keep anymore. On Oct. 16, Danielle was adopted to her new furever home.

SAWYER’S STORY: Upon our arrival to work on the morning of Aug. 5, we were alarmed to find that over the night, someone decided to leave four small kittens on our property. These kittens were not confined to a crate or box, they were literally free-roaming the Humane Society grounds, an employee actually had to climb a tree to rescue one of the little kittens who was so frightened, it had taken cover in a branch. Once shelter staff had wrangled the four baby kittens, we immediately brought them into the safety of the shelter and started to prepare them for adoption. On Nov. 1, Sawyer (one of the four kittens) was adopted and moved in to his new furever home!

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