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Vaccination Grants Give Shelter Pets Time to Find Homes

Taz the Pit Bull
A vaccination grant helped the Dog and Cat Shelter in Sheridan, Wyo., care for Taz.

It took Taz the pit bull almost a year to find the right family — but our a vaccination grant let the Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan, Wyo., give him all the time he needed.

“Thanks to people like you, we can keep animals as long as it takes to find them a forever home,” shelter co-director Sharon Johnson tells us.

We’ve partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and The Animal Rescue Site on A Shot at Life … Join the 2 Million Pet Challenge! to help protect millions of shelter pets against disease so they’re more likely to be adopted.

We awarded the Dog and Cat shelter 200 vaccines to protect its dogs against deadly but preventable conditions such as distemper, parvovirus and adenovirus. We also provided 200 vaccines to protect its cats against common shelter diseases including panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and calicivirus.

Valued at $4,470, the vaccination grant helped the shelter afford a year of Taz’s care and feeding costs.

“He’s one of those big muscular guys who could be a scary dog if you didn’t know him – but what a gentle, loving dog he actually is,” Johnson says. “He loves people, especially kids, and enjoys playing and going on walks.

“Taz gets along well with most other dogs and many people thought of adopting him but for various reasons it didn’t happen,” Johnson says. “Finally, a young gentleman adopted Taz and we have heard from him that Taz is doing very well.”

Taz’s new person reports that he goes hiking in the mountains and is very obedient and smart. Thank you for your donations, which helped make Taz’s happy ending possible!

Taz Plays and Romps
Taz gets plenty of playtime in his new home.

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