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San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

intake vaccinations for dogs

It Allowed us to vaccinate all incoming dogs for distemper/parvo, rather than only those selected for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Miller, a male lab retriever/golden retriever mix, was brought in as a stray in February. He stay was longer due to several factors. First, he had to be treated for URI right after his stray hold, then he went up for adoption. Miller was on hold for a week for a rescue and awaiting transport out of state, then that fell through. He went back up for adoption and for a long time did not receive any interest from the public. Finally, we had a prospective adopter coming in to potentially adopt him when a visitor was accidentally scratched by him and he had to be quarantined for 10 days. Miller came back up for adoption and was getting depressed. Finally, just a couple of weeks ago, he got adopted and went home to a large ranch and other dogs to play with – which he absolutely loves! Miller had a happy ending and the shelter staff was so happy for him – he was everyone’s favorite and was loved dearly. Miller’s vaccination, provided by this grant, probably helped him to recover from URI quickly and remain very healthy the rest of his stay.

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