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Ruff House Rescue: Grant Report

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

Bordetella vaccines

This grant allowed us to purchase bordetella vaccinations for our rescue pets. Each dog in our care receives their 5-in-1 vaccination and their bordetella vaccination before they are adopted out to new families. We are diligent in making sure that each and every pet is current on these vaccines. Kennel cough is an airborne disease, which makes the kennel facility a breeding ground. The Perkins grant allows us to help protect each and every animal from this potentially dangerous and fatal illness.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We rescue many pets from [open-admission] shelters all along the East Coast. One such dog is Anastasia. She was left to die in a rural shelter, pregnant and scared. No one was saving her. After receiving the plea, Ruff House Rescue stepped up for this loving hound mix and her unborn puppies. Anastasia was vetted and arrived at our rescue facility. A couple of weeks later, she gave birth to nine adorable puppies who ate, and grew, and thrived! At six weeks old, these babies were given their first vaccines, a 5-in-1 and their bordetella vaccine. The bordetella was especially critical because Mommy Anastasia came down with kennel cough. These vaccines kept our nine babies happy and healthy. Each and every puppy has been adopted to a new family, and Anastasia is in foster care while she is being treated for heartworm. We are so grateful for our Perkins Enrichment Grant, which helped protect these puppies and so many other dogs and puppies who have passed through our facility on their way to fur-ever homes! Meet Anastasia:

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