Wolf Pack Animal Rescue: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Vaccination of animals impounded through my organization
This grant helped my organization and the pets in my care by providing immunity at no additional cost. My organization was able to save a little bit of money because of the donation, and the animals didn't have to go without in order to do so. Its been a tremendous help with disease control. In January of 2012, a cat I fostered that was supposedly current on vaccines, broke with panleukopenia and died shortly after onset. Since then I've been very nervous about bringing cats into my organization, especially without proof of vaccine history. With the grant, I've been able to provide protection for my cats and dogs, who otherwise would have been susceptible to such diseases. It has made finding homes for my animals much easier because one of the first things on a new parent's mind is when they last had vaccines. It also helps the new families budget wise so they don't have to immediately fork out additional money in medical expences after adoption.
How many pets did this grant help?
This grant has helped 6 pets so far, 3 kittens, and 3 dogs
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
In December of 2012 I received a litter of 3 kittens with upper respiratory infections. When my veterinarian and I began treating them, they broke with uncontrollable diarrhea. The kittens went for several months fighting URI and liquid diarrhea (due to the antibiotics needed to treat the URI). During this time I was unable to vaccinate the cats. Finally, as of May and several hundred dollars later, they started to make a turn around. When I received the vaccine grant, the kittens were ready for vaccination. Finally, I was able to keep them on a vaccine schedule without forking out additional money to do so!