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Mt. Olive Twp. Animal Control: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

We had received 50 doses of Fel-O-Guard Plus 3. I work very closely with a local rescue/TNR group, Mt. Olive TNR Project, who were able to use this vaccine for cats that are waiting for adoption.

As an Animal Control Officer, I will regularly impound cats that are stray and are never claimed by their owners despite my best efforts to identify an owner. Mt. Olive TNR Project has helped me many times by accepting these unclaimed cats (including about 30 cats from a hoarding situation) and allowing us to try to be a "no-kill" town. This puts tremendous strain on their funds as almost all of their funding comes from donations. With this grant, I was able to return the favor and provide a little assistance to them.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, this grant has helped 20 cats or kittens on their way to adoption.

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

This is Peanut. She was born in a litter of four to Breanna, a cat that I, personally, removed from a hoarding situation. Breanna was pregnant when she was impounded and gave birth the litter not long after. She was suffering fairly severe medical problems and was subsequently very malnourished when the kittens were born. Peanut is the last surviving kitten from that litter and is doing great now. She has yet to be adopted but is enjoying a warm foster home now. With the Fel-O-Guard plus 3 vaccine provided through the Shot at Life grant as part of her veterinary care, she will enjoy a long, healthy life.

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