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TARPS - The Animal Rescue and Protection Society: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

Our veterinary bill.

As a no-kill shelter, we receive many animals with health issues. Our veterinary bills are always the largest part of our budget. This grant allows the cats to receive vaccinations, spay/neuter, and medical treatment when necessary.

How many pets did this grant help?

This is a difficult number to calculate. It would cover 28 neuters, or 16 spays, or 100 rabies vaccinations.

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

Around the time of this grant, we received a call on a Sunday morning about a small kitten (approx 4-5 weeks old) that was found on the steps of a church in nearby Ludlow, Vermont. We took her to the vet immediately and found she had been bitten on top of the head and under her chin. She couldn’t hold her head straight and was in severe pain. With great veterinary care and a loving foster mom Athena is now a healthy, active little girl.

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