Cause 4 Paws Feline Rescue: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to purchase two trays of 25 basic (panleucopenia, rhinovirus, and calicvirus) vaccine. The vaccines were ordered by one of our partner vets, Dr. Josée Roy, through CDMV, the Canadian distributer of veterinary supplies and medicines. Trays of 25 basic vaccines cost $100, so our grant of $200 purchased two trays of vaccines
We are a foster-home based rescue dedicated to helping the most down and out cats and kittens: those outside on the street, born in feral colonies or otherwise outside-born. We also pull cats and kittens off death-row at high-kill gas chamber pounds in Québec (gas-chamber killings are reportedly about to be outlawed, at long last!). All of our rescued cats and kittens are thoroughly examined, vaccinated and treated for parasites before they go to foster homes. This applies to those coming into our foster-adopt program. When we do trap, neuter, release of feral cats, we have them examined, vaccinated, and treated for parasites as well as sterilized. Our expenses are very high, and no rescue groups in Québec are subsidized, so this grant was an enormous help in our on-going work to rescue, immunize and sterilize as many needy cats and kittens as possible.
How many pets did this grant help?
This grant helped us to vaccinate 50 cats and kittens.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
I will choose 4 cats and kittens of the 50 the grant helped. The photos uploaded will be of those I write about, in the same order. Mable & Maddox (photo 1 & 2): rescued from outside in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, an on-island suburb of Montréal. Their mother Jade (photo 3) is extremely feral, was fully vetted and sterilized, and placed back outside. Maddox is adopted, while Mable is still waiting in foster care of her loving forever home. Raggedy Ann & Andy were rescued in Cote-St-Luc, also an on-island suburb of Montréal. Their mom was TNRed, re-released after a recuperation period. They were initially quite feral (not aggressive but skittish and frightened) as they were about 4 months old at the time of their rescue. Both are fully socialized now. Raggedy Ann is adopted, and Andy is in my foster care, in our adoption program, waiting for his forever home.