Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Thank you for this grant, it came at a critical time for our operations. Funds were used to provide medical care to felines pulled from rural shelters that were closed due to COVID-19. Ohio Alleycat pulled felines from Huntington, WV; Ashland, KY; and additional cats from shelters in the greater Cincinnati community.

Funds paid for vaccines, de-wormer and flea medications for 43 felines.

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

The additional number of cats needing help taxed OAR’s already stretched budget, but OAR is committed to helping as many as possible. This grant allowed us to provide immediate care to these felines and give them the basic vaccines and treatments to enter a shelter environment based on shelter vet management practices.

How many pets did this grant help?

43

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

Busy was a pretty girl brought in from an open-admission shelter in Ashland, KY, 2 1/2 hours from Ohio Alleycat, during the COVID-19 crisis. Their shelter had been ordered closed.

Busy was about 18 months old and had been returned to that shelter due to litter-box issues. After a short time in foster and some medication for urine crystals, she was doing well and came into OAR’s shelter and was adopted soon after.

Her adopter reports that she is aptly named!

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