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Furever Home Adoption Center: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

We take in homeless animals or unwanted owner surrendered animals. We vaccinate, quarantine and place them up for adoption. The vaccines we received were used and are currently being used to vaccinate animals that we otherwise would not have had the money to accept.

We are able to save the lives of more animals due to this grant.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have taken in close to 50 cats since we received this grant.

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

Ajay was a cat that was found wandering around our county with an arrow through his body. He was taken to our local shelter to be euthanized, but they decided to contact our facility to inquire if we had room to provide the needed medical care for him if they invested in surgery.

After determining that the arrow had passed through his body without hitting any major organs, they operated to remove the arrow. Flies had laid eggs in his wounds and the maggots had caused major destruction of the fur and skin on his back. We were able to place him in isolation and quarantine and provide intensive medical care for him while we waited for his immune system to be healthy enough to receive vaccines.

We were able to use the vaccines given to us by this grant to immunize and protect him. He is now available for adoption and able to mingle with our other cats in our cage-free environment. The shelter named him Arrow but after seeing his courageous personality and witnessing his journey back to health, we named him AJAY, which means “victorious” 🙂

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