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Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary: Disaster Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Purchase of a 2004 Yukon XL to replace our Suburban that was totaled by a drunk driver 1/9/14.

We cover the entire area of south central Alaska. Transportation of rescued animals is an integral part of our work. When we lost our Suburban we had to use my 3/4 ton Dodge Pickup to handle all of our transport needs. We could only handle 4 cats at a time in the cab. Even with a cap on the back it is too cold and too very rough of a ride to transport pets in the back of the truck.
This Yukon is perfect for our needs. It easily handles 8 cats and 2 dogs - without stacking any crates! It has a great heating system for year around transport! It even has air conditioning for the 2 or 3 days a year that we might need it here in Alaska!

How many pets did this grant help?

Over the expected life of this vehicle it will help 1,000's of Alaskan domestic animals!

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Buddy was the first dog this rig helped us with. Buddy had been shot in his own yard.
Rocky was the 2nd – he had 300 plus porcupine quills in his face and mouth.
Sheba was the 3rd dog this rig helped. She had also gotten into it with a porcupine – the porcupine won. She had over 200 quills in her mouth and down her throat.

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