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Like many pit bulls, Taz could look a little scary to somebody who didn’t know what a big softy he was, said Sharon Johnson, co-director of the Dog & Cat Shelter in Sheridan, WY. It took them a bit of extra time to find him the perfect new owner.
With a vaccination grant to help ease the shelter’s money worries, Taz had a home with them as long as he needed it.
Today, Taz has been successfully adopted. His new owner likes mountain hiking and other active sports. Taz loves to run along on these trips, Johnson said, but “never gets too far from his person.”
Vaccination grants help shelters protect the dogs and cats in their care until a home can be found. This assistance also makes animals more adoptable by eliminating that expense for the new owner.
The Dog & Cat Shelter is one of the many recipients of assistance from the new A Shot at Life program, a three-part collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), Petfinder Foundation, and GreaterGood’s The Animal Rescue Site. The program aims to vaccinate two million pets like Taz in the next two years.