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Pawsibilities Are Endless: Grant Report

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Two cases of FVRCP vaccine and one case of five-way parvo combo injectable vaccines. One case of intranasal bordetella vaccines, flea treatment, Strongid wormer and a TNR program.

We had switched to intranasal FVRCP vaccines about a year ago, but at the Petfinder Adoption Options seminar, during the Shelter Medicine program, the benefits of injectable over internasal was discussed and we realized we needed to switch back right away. With the grant funds the Petfinder Foundation provided us, we had enough of the proper vaccines to vaccinate every animal we had in the last quarter of 2017 and we still have enough to last us likely until the end of February 2018.

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Crosser (first photo) was left tied to the porch of one of our volunteers’ houses one evening when no one was home. Her family arrived home and moved him inside into a kennel and provided him with food and water. We were able to give him his vaccines, microchip, Strongid and flea preventative that same evening. (As also discussed in the Shelter Medicine section of the Adoption Options program, we vaccinated right away to help prevent this pup or any of our other rescue animals from getting sick). Crosser was held for quarantine, then moved to a new foster home and adopted.

Pawsibilities took in 30 sick cats: 13 with herpes, 15 with coccidia, one with Manx syndrome, and one with metabolic issues. Each cat received at least one vaccine, depending on how long they were in our care; two doses of Strongid; and flea preventative. Several have been adopted. Here are the Petfinder links for those who are still available for adoption:

We were able to combine the rest of the funds we had left over from the Petfinder Foundation grant with a donation from another organization to trap, spay/neuter and vaccinate an entire colony of cats in a small town in rural Missouri.

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