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SPCA of Tompkins County: Mohawk Operation Grant Report

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

The money was used for the veterinary care of shelter animals.

The grant helped us during our busiest time of year, the spring/early summer months when we take in the largest number of animals. From March 31 to July 17, we took in a total of 431 cats/kittens, 151 dogs, and 15 guinea pigs, rabbits and pet rats. Every animal is medically evaluated and vaccinated upon arrival. This grant helped pay for this work. In particular, this grant helped with the care of cats and kittens, of whom we took in the most, and several of whom needed extra care (the stories of Remi and Dylan are below). At any one time, we house approximately 150 cats in our cat wing.

How many pets did this grant help?

150 (cats in cat wing)

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

Remi and Dylan are very young cats, maybe a year old each, who were found abandoned in woodsy areas near the shelter. Remi was found about ½ mile west of the shelter and Dylan was found about ½ east of the shelter, but we believe that they may have come from the same litter. Both cats were severely underweight, covered in scabs, sores and mites, and suffering from URIs and ear infections. Found toward the end of May, these two required a lot of care and treatment to make them ready for adoption. While both are still very small, only about 6 pounds each, they are now ready for new homes! They are pictured here (refusing to hold still, of course), in our cat wing.

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