Lee County Humane Society: Disaster Grant

What was the money or product used for?

We used this grant to provide large outdoor kennels, dog houses, food and other supplies for families with pets that sustained damage to their homes and fences.

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

This grant allowed our organization to assist our community with their companion animals while they repaired their homes, mended their fences, and tried to bring their lives back to a normal state. We also were able to house animals for people who completely lost their homes to the storm while they relocated or rebuilt.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

A very sweet and scared orange kitty was picked out of the rubble after the F4 tornado screamed through Lee County and left the area devastated. He was healthy and handsome, although terrified, and brought to Lee County Humane Society in the hope that his owners would be able to find him. Fortunately, we had a very happy reunion just days later! His name is Tiger and his family was so very happy to have located him. Thanks to our Animal Control Officers and our resources provided through our Petfinder Foundation grant, we were able to care for Tiger until he was happily reunited with his family. We were also able to help so many families who had property damage by providing them with kennels, dog houses, food, and other supplies.