STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)- Workers at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society can continue to save lives after the society received a coronavirus grant.
Pet Finder Foundation awarded the society a COVID-19 Operation Grant.
Martha Thomas, the community relations director, is a $1,000 grant that will help workers to keep animals healthy.
She said funds will help test and vaccinate 150 animals at the shelter during the coronavirus pandemic.
The shelter had limited operations for over 10 weeks during the pandemic, so animals stayed in their care for longer than normal.
Thomas said workers will be able to conduct 100 heartworm tests and 25 vaccinations for dogs and 25 vaccinations for cats.
This week, the society put the money to use when a stray dog came to their shelter.
The dog's name is Gigi.
Workers gave Gigi a heartworm test and a distemper vaccination with the grant funds.