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Homeward Bound Animal Rescue: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

Product was used to vaccinate our cats

The money saved by receiving vaccinations allowed us to help several injured cats

How many pets did this grant help?

Three in addition to new incoming ktties

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

Fanny (pictured) is just a baby … barely 6 weeks old. She was found in the engine of a car and taken to a city shelter. Fanny was probably injured by the fan belt. She had a laceration across her left side and a gash across her left foot. Though the injuries were not life-threatening, medical intervention was indicated. Fanny is on antibiotics and receiving hydrotherapy on her injured leg/foot. The rear foot is swollen and the hydrotherapy facilitates the healing process. Fanny should be up and acting like a kitten in a week or so.

Paige is about 10 weeks old and came to us three weeks ago. She was a citizen-release (they said they found her in their yard) to Tri-Cities Animal Shelter, south of Dallas. The staff called us and we immediately went to pick the kitten up. Paige was taken straight to our vet, who diagnosed her with a fractured pelvis that would require cage rest. Her left rear leg has permanent nerve damage and she has no feeling from her hip to the tip of her toes. The rear leg will need to be amputated once she has gained more weight and is just a bit older. Until then, Paige is a happy and very sweet kitten. Just talking to her produces the loudest purr we have ever heard come from a kitten!

This sweet kitten is 9 weeks old and was bottle-fed by a shelter worker. When the kitten was weaned, she was handed off to us because she was born with a “twisted” rear leg. The leg bends inward and slightly to the left, making getting around a bit difficult. As this is a birth defect, nothing can really be done to repair the leg, so it will be amputated when she is older and has gained more weight. Until then, she is in a foster home and buddied up with another kitten.

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