Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The product was used to vaccinate the cats that arrived at our shelter to help them get a better shot at life and adoption by being given a healthier start. Forty individual cats received the product once and 10 of the 40 received the product twice, totaling 50 doses.

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

This grant helped us by giving us vaccines to use on our cats and kittens. These vaccines allowed us to give our cats and kittens a head start on long, healthy lives in their new adoptive homes. Forty individual cats were vaccinated and 10 of those received a second dose two weeks after the initial dosage. Because these kittens and cats were vaccinated, they felt better and healthier. Healthy cats are more adoptable than sick ones because they are friendlier and are more likely to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

How many pets did this grant help?

40 cats (10 received two doses)

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

Kentucky: This little kitten was rescued by one of our Society members. Her mother is a semi-feral cat. Kentucky (first photo) and her five siblings all received two doses of the donated vaccine to date. They are happy and healthy and both Kentucky and her sibling Spot (second photo) were adopted. Kentucky was the first kitten of this litter to warm up to human interaction, and she taught the rest of the litter to play and that humans were alright too. She was adopted on Oct. 11, 2013, to a good home where she will have her own little boy to play with. Her new name is Sally and we are so thankful that, with a good head start on becoming a fully vaccinated and healthy kitten, she will live a long and love-filled life.

Apollo: Apollo (third photo) and his sister Artemis came to us as a pair of forlorn strays in need of a good home. He received one round of the donated vaccine before he was neutered and then went home along with one of our other available kittens to a wonderful home. He is sure to live a happy and healthy life with all of his animal siblings thanks to a great head start from the Shot at Life vaccine grant.

Hawke: A lonely little kitty who had lost his way found himself staying with us. Thanks to the Shot at Life vaccine grant, he got a dose of good healthcare before going to his new forever home. We are certain that, with a good head start on future health practices, little Hawke will grow up happy and healthy.

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