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RANGELY I The Rangely Animal Shelter has received a $300 grant from the Petfinder.com Foundation to purchase FVRCP vaccine to inoculate all its cats and kittens for approximately one year. FVRCP protects against three contagious feline diseases: rhinotracheitis, calcivirus, and panleukopenia.
“When these diseases occur in a shelter setting,” said Elizabeth Neuschatz, executive director of the Petfinder.com Foundation, “the outcome is devastating. Otherwise adoptable cats and kittens are often euthanized to stop the spread of the diseases. he key to stopping this scourge is prevention, and that’s the aim of these vaccine grants.”
The grants are part of the Petfinder.com Foundation’s Care and Feeding program. Funding is made possible through the Foundation’s partnership with The Animal Rescue Site’s Click to Give program and individual donations.
To qualify for a grant, a shelter had to be a member in good standing of Petfinder.com, the foremost online database of homeless pets. The town of Rangely Animal Shelter posts its adoptable pets at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CO37.html
The Petfinder.com Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization, was created in 2003 to assist adoption partners through problem solving, fundraising and providing relief in times of stress or disaster. Its mission is to ensure that no pet is euthanized for lack of a home.