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Washburn County Area Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

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

vaccinations were used to vaccinate cats/kittens

We felt more comfortable vaccinating as soon as we got a stray cat in that we were not sure we would be able to keep due to behavior or possibly health conditions. We are a small shelter that must watch how we spend closely. All animals get vaccinated before be placed in the main room for adoption but with the free vaccines we got a jump start on what needs to be done!

How many pets did this grant help?

We received 150 free vaccines so I would say it helped 150 cats and or kittens! QWe also booster every cat either once for an adult or twice for a kitten so this is extreamly helpful when a kitten is here who receives 3 vaccines. Our adoption fee always remains the same regardless of what the animla gets! So with that we get a little bit more clear money from an adoption when the vaccines are pre-paid for!!

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

We had a stray cat come to the shelter, Clarence, who was very crossed eyed. He had some health issues that we were medicating him for hoping we would see improvement. He was up for adoption but due to these specific issues, we were unable to keep him. We were at least, able to give him a chance and have him in the main cat area where he got so much more attention then if had been kept in the isolation room. (we will not put cats on the main floor until they are vaccinated) We did not feel as pressured to “not” vaccinate because we had the free vaccines and was able to be in the main room during his time with us. (FYI – his health issue did not affect the other cats. If so he would not have been put out by them)

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