Pet Adoption Network Inc: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The vaccines are being used to vaccinate our foster cats and kittens for as long as they are in our care.
We adhere to a strict vaccination protocol for the many cats and kittens admitted to our rescue. Many of the cats and kittens are with us long enough to receive two or even three vaccines. This adds up financially for a small, all-volunteer rescue. We were thrilled to receive the grant of vaccines to help protect the cats and kittens in our care from contagious diseases.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We feel that this grant potentially helped a large group of animals. About six weeks ago, we took in a litter of kittens that, unbeknownst to us, was incubating a virus- we think it was either a feline parvovirus (Panleukopenia) or a Calici virus. The kittens in this litter of six became very ill and some of them passed away; the rest pulled through with medical intervention. Before we knew they were sick, these kittens were exposed to a number of our other kittens in two different foster homes- but because all our animals are vaccinated as soon as they come into our rescue, the virus did not spread and no other lives were lost. What could have been a disaster was very contained, because we had the resources to make sure every cat and kitten is up-to-date on vaccinations at all times.