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AARF (The Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation): A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

The grant of vaccines came in August 2013. We were able to vaccinate many cats and kittens over the next few weeks. I am attaching some pictures and stories of the cats/kittens who were helped with this grant.

AARF is very grateful for the help these vaccines provided. It allowed us to do even more for those who came to use for assistance.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Mazie: My name comes from the word amazing. I am amazing because I was found in the middle of Stratford Rd. A nice man who rescued me and took me to the vet saved me from the traffic. I have cerebellar hypoplasia, which means I am unsteady on my feet and have a little shake to my head. The vet told my foster mom that I am deaf and partially blind, but I am the sweetest kitten you will ever meet. I even like to play with toys and I love to eat. DOB 3/13. Mazie was adopted by a physician who was completely willing to deal with her “issues.” We received a video of Mazie doing therapy — climbing out of a box! She is healthy and happy and a constant source of love and joy to her family.

Khan: Khan is a seal point snowshoe Siamese boy. He is new to AARF so is still shy and getting to know us. Khan was born in May of 2013 (our best guess) and has been neutered. Additional note: Khan was adopted twice and returned because of his shyness. He has recently found his forever home and is doing well with his loving, patient family.

Barry: My name is Barry. I am an orange tabby cat — neutered male — with an exceptional personality (if I do say so myself). I was on the schedule to be euthanized at the animal shelter, but a staff member called AARF and I was rescued from the needle. I’m a friendly boy — ready to play! When you meet me you may notice that my back right leg is shorter than my left — doesn’t slow me down much, so I don’t even notice. DOB 5/11

Additional note on Barry: He was adopted by a disabled veteran. He said, “I had to adopt him because he has a missing foot. So do I.” We were all in tears when the two of them left for home together!

Huey: DOB 2012; neutered; abandoned at an apt complex. Huey has been adopted into a loving, forever home.

Ming Ling (top photo): DOB 4/2013; found behind an apt complex. Ming Ling has been adopted.

Dixie (bottom photo): DSH white/gray, s/f, 1.5 years old. Dixie was abandoned and brought to AARF by a neighbor. She resided here for about six months before she went to her forever home.

These are only of the few who benefited from the grant awarded to AARF. Please accept our sincere gratitude for this gift.

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