Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County: Disaster Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Petfinder Foundation grant funds dispersed to our facility enabled us to provide shelter and medical care to 24 animals evacuated from their homes due to the Ranch Fire.
We were able to give pet owners spay/neuter services, vaccinations, testing, microchips and emergency medical care for animals we took in that were in need.
How many pets did this grant help?
Dogs: 11; cats: 13
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Runt, a cat (first photo), was found in the Blue Lake area, not far from what was her home. We provided medical care for the burned tops of her ears, her burned feet and serious respiratory problems due to smoke inhalation. Her owner walked into the burn area to rescue her and bring her to us. He also brought us seven other cats he was caring for at the time of the fire.
Bonnie (second photo), a pit bull terrier, came to us from the Upper Lake area, where she and her family lost their home to the Ranch Fire. Her family had rescued her from a life on the streets just six months prior. They are still working through the obstacles and aftermath of the fires and we hope to see all of them reunited soon. We continue to provide food, shelter and medical care for Bonnie.