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Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

We vaccinated five 7 week old kittens with the feline distemper vaccinations. We gave 5 kittens two shots 3-4 weeks apart. We have 2 more vaccinations to give to them in 3 weeks and then again at 8 weeks. The protocol is distemper vaccination first then 3-4 weeks a feline Luek/distemper combo then the second Feline Luek/distemper combo then in 4 weeks the final distemper vaccination then booster yearly.
Adults cats were given their first feline leuk shots and will have a followup shot on June 10th then a booster in July. These are cats which have never had any vaccinations at all. These were throw-away cats.
We have 4 more kittens which we just took in they received their first distemper vaccinations One adult cat will receive the first distemper vaccination.
Thanks to this program grant we have been able to thoroughly vaccinate our cats and kittens with the assurance that they will be healthy for adoption.

This grant helped Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc. chapter A-Way with Cats Rescue vaccinate the cats and kittens totally before adoption. Without this grant we would not have been able to help as many cats as we did. Some of the cats were unadoptable. They are living out their days at a sanctuary as healthy cats thanks to this grant. A-Way with Cats Rescue is a infant organization, so the vaccinations through this grant really helped with the burden of purchasing the vaccinations.
The grant also helped with the vets working with us to help write the protocols for when kittens and cats should be vaccinated and "how to" and "when to".

How many pets did this grant help?

Twenty cats and 15 dogs total 35 thus far

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

Valentino was found a cast-a-way kitten. He was about 4 months old when he was left to fend for himself. Valentino started showing up at a beauty salon in Mendota Heights MN. The owner of the salon feeds cats and kittens daily which frequent her neighborhood.
Valentino was more friendly than many of the other kittens. Suzi set out a live trap. Valentino went into it and Suzi began to rehabilitate him for a family and home of his own.
Valentino was about 7 months old when he was turned over to A-Way with Cats Rescue. He received his first shots from a veterinarian. Valentino was neutered and then continued with his series of scheduled vaccinations through A-Way with Cats Rescue. He is a very happy cat and has his own home with another kitten about his age, so all is well in Valentino’s world.

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