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Pearl River County SPCA: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

We had $1000 for vaccines which we used mostly on shelter animals going up for adoption. (We also vaccinate on entry but used this grant for the booster shot)

We also received short dated vaccines which we used in our first ever Wellness Clinic for the publc.

Having the money for the shelter animal shots (cat and dog) allowed us to use our other funds to treat more of our sick animals and get them on the adoption floor. We would not have been able to do this otherwise.

The short dated vaccines gave us the extra boost to actually do the Wellness Clinic we had been talking about for a while.

How many pets did this grant help?

Shelter animals received about 400 vaccinations and we vaccinated over 200 at our Wellness Clinic

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

Trouble came in with 3 pups on a Thursday and they all got 5 way and bordetella vaccines that day from the grant money we received. Early Friday, we noticed Trouble had an issue with sores on her underside. A trip to the vet showed that she had mastitis and would need 2 weeks of antibiotic. (We could afford this because of the Vaccine Grant) On Saturday a lovely couple came in and fell in love. We let her go home that day with meds on a “foster to adopt” plan. She would get spayed when she was well and the adoption would be finalized. We received the following email the next day:

Ms. Judy,

I wanted to take the time to let you know that we appreciate the opportunity to foster and adopt Trouble from the shelter. Since yesterday we have found her to be no less than a pleasure. She rides very well and obeys many commands. We have also discovered that she will play fetch with some toys on occasion but I am sure in time and with more attention she will be playing it regularly as we all enjoy playing with her. She gave no resistance to a bath and we really think that she is absolutely house broken. She sat at my husband’s chair and barked twice and then went and sat at the door. He took her out she did her business and that has so far been the only noise she made other than when we put her in the laundry room last night to sleep she was not thrilled to be alone so we let her out and nothing was messed up or chewed up in the house this morning and for zero signs of an accident. Actually I got up to make coffee and couldn’t find her and when I did find her she was in a queen size bed with my 19 year old son. He instantly fell in love with her when he saw her and had to take her for a ride to show her off to his friends. Our 2 yr old grandson can hug on her and kiss on her to no end and she just takes his attention in stride and returns his kisses. She takes her medications with no issues appears to have a healthy appetite we did replace the hose clamp holding her tag with an appropriate key ring. We were able to find an appropriate leash 6′ at Tractor Supply as well as a high protein food and they told us the store is pet friendly and that we could bring her in anytime. So when she is healed we will be taking her for regular visits when she needs to shop a girls gotta shop you know… As soon as things are less hectic I will email pictures of her and her new home and family. This being the weekend we are busy and have company coming today but on Monday I will return her leash. at the moment she is sleeping at my husbands feet and he has discovered she snores which will be no issue the 19 yr old does as well.

Thanks so much

Connie and Michael Hinman

(Her picture from her ride home is included below)

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