South Pacific County Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Cat and dog vaccinations in the shelter environment
This grant saved us dollars on the purchase of needed vaccines. By saving those dollars on vaccines we were able to stretch our medical dollars for the year and do some badly needed dentals on several of the animals that came into our care. This grant also allowed us to vaccinate all of the adult cats in our faciility against feline lukemia, something that we usually only do for our kittens.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Big Ben. Big Ben is a shorthaired four year old neutered male white and grey male cat that lives in our cat community room, the Playroom. Ben is the kitty greeter and caretaker. As the new cats are introduced into the playroom Ben makes sure he is the first cat to greet them. His sweet demeanor and confidence make the new cats feel welcome. He never shows them anything but kindness. He caretakes the younger cats, following them around and encouraging them to play with him. In the afternoons he can be found sleeping on a large dog bed surrounded by several cat friends all of whom are snuggled up with Ben.
Ben may not be our prettiest cat but he is for sure our most caring cat! Big Ben received his Feline Lukemia vaccination thanks to a Petfinder Shot At Life Vaccination Grant.