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Eden Animal Haven: Grant Report

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

The money was used to purchase feline leukemia vaccinations.

We are a cage-free cat shelter, meaning that our cats are housed in community rooms after their intake quarantine period. Even though all of our cats are tested for feline leukemia upon intake, there is always a chance for a false negative due to the cat having recently gotten infected. At this year's Adoption Options conference, the presentation made by the veterinarian emphasized the importance of vaccinating for FeLV in shelters where the cats are in community housing. In the past three months, we have vaccinated all incoming cats with two boosters and those due for re-vaccinations. We have enough funds left over to hopefully continue these vaccinations until the end of the year.

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On Oct. 19, 2018, Chex, her three siblings, and their mother were pulled by Eden Animal Haven from a city pound when the kittens were only about 8 weeks old. They all tested negative for feline leukemia and, with help from the Petfinder Foundation Adoption Options in Action grant, we were able give them all a series of two feline leukemia vaccination boosters. This helped ensure that they would be protected from contracting feline leukemia while in our community housing rooms. Three of the kittens have since found loving families. Chex and her mother, Gretchen, are still patiently waiting for their forever homes.
Chex’s Petfinder profile can be found here.
Gretchen’s profile is here.

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