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Neighborhood Cats: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

Neighborhood Cats' Shot at Life grant of 100 doses of Feloguard 3 FVRCP was used to vaccinate feral cats at the monthly spay/neuter clinic for ferals underwritten by NC at Park Slope Veterinary Center in Brooklyn. Friendly kittens and cats removed from colonies during the course of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) projects and destined for placement in permanent homes were also eligible to receive free FVRCP vaccines through this grant.

This grant from the Petfinder Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim helped to safeguard the health of both the feral and friendly cats receiving their FVRCP vaccines. Vaccination of the younger cats, who are most vulnerable to panleukopenia, promotes better overall health of feral colonies when free-roaming cats are returned to their outdoor homes. Friendly adult cats and tamable kittens are more "adoption ready" when they have received appropriate vaccines, especially when entering multi-cat homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

100 kittens and cats were helped by this generous grant!

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Kensi and Templeton, the first two cats pictured below, are friendly kitties who were likely abandoned, and were able to survive by joining feral colonies. They have been vet-checked, spayed and neutered, rabies vaccinated and they have had their FVRCP vaccines. Both are now safe in new adoptive homes. The next cats pictured, Joseph and Rowdy, are feral. Now also vetted and vaccinated, they are back with their Brooklyn colonies under the watchful eyes of their devoted caretakers. Thanks to support from the Petfinder Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim, all four cats – and 96 more! – have received needed care that is helping them to live much healthier lives!

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