Cat Nurturing, Information and Placement (CatNIP): Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
CatNIP was able to purchase 75 doses of Modified Live FVRCP vaccine.
We learned at the Adoption Options event that kittens should be vaccinated as often as every two weeks. We had previously been vaccinating every 3-4 weeks. Now we have updated our protocol! We were able to vaccinate the "Cookie Kittens" at 7, 9, and 11 weeks of age and they were healthy and growing quickly the entire time! They were able to be spayed and neutered at 12 weeks of age and all four are ready for adoption! (We also gave them all baths immediately upon intake, which we learned to do at the Adoption Options event!)
How many pets did this grant help?
Six kittens were helped so far with this grant: William, Rachel, Oreo, Otis, Spunk, and Meyer. Unfortunately, we have ringworm in a number of foster homes and were not able to take in as many kittens as we usually would. But we have plenty of doses left for whatever kittens we rescue over the winter and the surge of kittens we will rescue in the spring!
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Oreo, Otis, Spunk, and Meyer were taken in by CatNIP at about 7 weeks of age. We immediately gave them each a vaccine the night they arrived. This was followed by two more vaccines, two weeks apart. All four seem to have healthy immune systems and have not needed any antibiotics. The cookies were able to spayed and neutered on time and put up for adoption. These cookies will be gobbled up in no time!