It looks like one animal shelter will be able to provide its residents with a little extra care.
According to the Lahontan Valley News
, the Fallon Animal Shelter has been given a $1,700 grant, which will go on to help vaccinate cats under its roof. More than 350 animals will be given the Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Calicivirus Panleukopenia (FVRCP) vaccine, which protects the furry creatures against pneumonia and illnesses, such as the parvovirus.
"When these diseases occur in a shelter setting, the outcome is devastating," Elizabeth Neuschatz, executive director of the Petfinder.com Foundation, told the news outlet. The organization has partnered with The Animal Rescue Site's Click to Give program in order to fund the much-needed grant.
"It's gratifying to be part of a program that can make such a difference for shelter pets," said Tim Kunin, CEO of The Animal Rescue Site. "FVRCP vaccines have the potential to save hundreds, if not thousands of lives."
According to PetEducation.com
, parvovirus is a serious and highly contagious illness among animals. The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.