Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes Rescue: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We used the vaccinations to vaccinate all of our incoming dogs to date. It has been great to vaccinate them as soon as they come in and not have to wait until they are seen at the vet's office.
We are able to quickly and much more efficiently vaccinate the dogs in our care. Because of this grant, we saved about $1,700 so far. That is enough to fully vet several dogs! We have been able to save several more additional dogs because of the money saved so far on the vaccinations received in this grant.
How many pets did this grant help?
So far about 100.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We had a round of dogs come in from a horrible situation all at once, and of course they came in on a Friday night. We were able to at least DHPP-vaccinate them at soon as we got them to get them started on their way to a healthier life. It helps us to know that they are already getting the care they deserve as soon as they walk in the door. These poor kiddos were living in a barn before coming to us; we aren’t sure of the whole story. Our understanding is the owner passed away and whoever had them just couldn’t afford to care for them. So they had been living out in a barn, malnourished and under cared-for. One of the dogs, Wicket, has chronic dry eyes that were going untreated. She was in pre-pyrometrea when we went to spay her; good thing we did when we did — she might have died. Another of the poms, Poppy, had horrible eye allergies that were being ignored, probably from the hay she was living in, but she was otherwise healthy. Another girl, Nani, ended up with some sort of tick-like blood disease that almost killed her when she was spayed and had a dental. Then there’s Pierre; he was a toy Poodle who was seemingly in good health despite the awful grooming condition he was in. He just recently passed away after being adopted, most likely from a brain tumor. However, he got to live out the rest of his life happy and well cared for in a warm bed. We just didn’t find the tumor in time; we only had him for a few short weeks. 🙁