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Onslow County Animal Services: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

to vaccinate our stray and adoptable cats

This was a wonder grant that help us greatly during our two for one cat adoption promotion, we had a lot more healthier population of cats during this time frame. We began an adoption program in cooperation with Petsmart to adopt out cats at the Petsmart store here in Jacksonville NC

How many pets did this grant help?

more than 200 cats

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

Submitted by Onslow County Animal Servicesrn244 Georgetown Rd.rnJacksonville, NC 28540rn(910) 937-1161 (Director, Alan Davis)rnrnrn rnMorris’ story as told by him:rnI’m not your ‘run-of-the-mill’ 7 year old male domestic short hair. Life has been rather tough for me and as of late it’s taken yet another turn south. I’ve now found myself turned into the Onslow County Animal Services. The folks here at the shelter have been very kind to me, seeing to my needs. I suppose in a number of shelters I wouldn’t have been given this special adoption opportunity due to my very unique genetic problem. You see, I have a club paw and it makes me walk a little strange but it doesn’t interfere with my loving nature and my desire to be with a family and to make them happy by my presence. I’m a special needs cat in that aspect but have a lot of love to give to a terrific family that would consider giving me a second chance. You won’t be disappointed in who I am and what I’m all about; honest. Come on—“Take a chance on me”.rnrnResponse received:rn Due to our grant received we have been able to make certain many more cats have been vaccinated and therefore can be held for a longer period of time since they are healthier. This was the case with Morris, he was one of our older cats (which many people aren’t interested in) but due to our vaccination program he was able to be vaccinated and he was held for a considerable amount of time while we advertised him as a very special adoptable pet. Morris was with us for several months and then received a new owner that was in tune with his “differently-abled” capabilities. Morris won over her heart even as he had won all the staff’s hearts here. He is now enjoying his ‘forever home’ with someone who loves him for the terrific feline he is!rnrn rn

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