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Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

The Pennsylvania SPCA utilized the $300 in-kind donation of FVRCP vaccinations provided to it by The Foundation in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and The Animal Rescue Website to vaccinate cats and kittens that have come into our care as strays, through our humane law enforcement unit, and those that have been surrendered to the shelter through our “Good Home Guarantee” program due to no longer being able to support the animals financially. This Shot at Life award has provided vaccines for over 50 cats and kittens thus far against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia in our shelter, supporting our mission to protect animals, prevent cruelty, and improve the health and quality of life for animals in Pennsylvania.

This Shot at Life Vaccination grant provided us with vaccinations for cats and kittens that come into our shelter, providing them with much needed protection against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.

How many pets did this grant help?

As of this moment, we have vaccinated over 50 cats and kittens against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia with the vaccinations awarded to us through the Shot at Life Grant Award program.

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

Four kittens: Oliver, Gepetto, Petunia, and Miso were surrendered to our shelter because their owner could no longer afford to care for them and wanted them to be adopted into a good home. Because kittens require a great deal of support and care, one of the shelter’s nurses agreed to foster the kittens until they were ready to be adopted out. They were vaccinated by our shelter hospital staff and then put out to foster with this nurse where they grew and played and now have all been adopted into forever homes by family members of this nurse or in Gepetto’s case, being adopted by the nurse herself. The vaccinations provided by The Foundation in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and the The Animal Rescue website supported our ability to provide the highest quality of medical care to Oliver, Gepetto, Petunia and Miso, and as well as 46 other cats at this time.

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