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Spay and Neuter Abandoned Cats and Kittens, Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

Since awarded the FVRCP vaccination grant in August, SNACK Inc. has vaccinated 3 kittens, 2 which were adopted into forever homes and 1 which is currently in a foster-to-adopt situation.rn

This grant provided SNACk Inc, the opportunity to administer initial kitten vaccinations without cost to us. We are a small organization and every dollar saved is precious. Such savings allows us to provide more Spay/Neuter services. rn

How many pets did this grant help?

Three so far, but we expect to fully utilize the 75 doses come Spring of 2014 during kitten season and when the weather is suitable for conducting Trap/Neuter/Return projects.

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

“Joey” is a sweet grey tiger kitten who was 1 of several kittens from a Trap/Neuter/Return project conducted in a rural central Ohio county this summer. He and his litter mates were pretty social but had to live outside. Unfortunately, since all SNACK’s Foster homes were full with other kittens at that time, these kittens would be returned ato the colony caregiver. When we arrived to start the trapping, the caregiver asked us to look at a specific kitten who had “a bad front leg”.rnThis little guy, later named “Joey”, had what appeared to be infection in the leg and would drag itrnalong the ground when he tried to walk. He was taken to a veterinarian for evaluation and it was determined that “Joey” suffers nerve damage in the leg and that it may later need to be amputated in order to avoid skin damage and further infections. rnrnWhile taking a wait-and-see approach allowing time for Joey’s leg to possibly heal, he was administerd his first FVRPC vaccination via the PetFinder Foundation grant and placed intorna Foster-To-Adopt home where he is being monitored. Though likely to undergo future amputation of the leg, Joey received a healthy start to life and a forever home – no matter what. His survival living outside and without proper vet care was unlikely. rn

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