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Butte Humane Society: Disaster Grant Report

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

The support we received was used for our Pet Pantry. The Camp Fire hit our community on Nov. 8, 2018, and raged for weeks. We started our Pet Food and Supply Pantry on the 9th. To date, we have helped more than 6,000 households and 18,000 animals who were impacted by the fire.

We also provided veterinary care for injured animals and are continuing to provide veterinary services for families displaced by the fire.

This support helped thousands of people in the immediate aftermath of the fire to be able to meet the immediate needs of their animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

More than 18,000

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

One of our goals during this crisis was to help people keep their animals so they wouldn’t have to surrender them. One story that stands out was a 67-year-old man named Garth. He and his wife had recently retired. He was a former roofer and construction manager. They retired and planned to live in Paradise and enjoy their retirement with their dog, Quincy. Then the fire happened, and Garth and his wife are now living with his former supervisor. Their dog was at the North Valley Animal Disaster Group shelter because his supervisor had a dog who wasn’t friendly to other dogs. Garth got a crate from us at no cost and started to cry because that meant he could get Quincy and have him stay with his wife and him.

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