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The Center for Animal Health and Welfare: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

The canine DHPP vaccinations were used to vaccinate dogs upon intake as well as those due for re-vaccination. The vaccinations were also used for our low-cost on-site clinic as well as off-site vaccination clinics open to the public.

This grant helped tremendously, as we did not need to purchase the vaccinations.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Gordon is a male shepherd/husky mix. He was found by a good samaritan running loose near a local bridge. Wet and dirty, it seemed as though he had been on the run for a while. Gordon was brought to The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, where he was evaluated by a vet. As a seemingly healthy dog, he was given his vaccinations upon intake, including DHPP, as his past medical history was unknown. No owners came looking for him and he was not microchipped. After being neutered, Gordon is now available for adoption and will no doubt find the furever home he deserves!

Vaccinations, including the DHPP vaccination for canines, are an important part of the intake process for each stray dog (or any dog not up-to-date) that comes into the shelter as well as an integral step in keeping the other dogs already in The Center’s care safe and free from illness as they wait patiently for adoption.

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