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Wine Country Animal Lovers: Disaster Grant Report

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

The Petfinder Foundation's grant was used to get urgent medical care to hundreds of animals injured in California's Valley Fire in September 2015.

WCAL was a first responder to help animals impacted by the Valley Fire. One immediate need was to fundraise to get money to veterinarians for injured animals. Veterinarians and hospitals donated time and/or gave discounts, making the funding go further. WCAL is all volunteer-run, so every dollar went to care. We raised over $140,000 and were able to pay, just to name a few, the following:

U. C Davis Veterinary Hospital ($25,000)
Sage Veterinary Clinic Dublin ($13,000)
Middletown Animal Hospital ($25,000)
Calistoga Pet Clinic ($17,000)
PetCare Santa Rosa ($20,000)
Clearlake Pet Clinic ($7,000)

How many pets did this grant help?

Hundreds of animals were provided lifesaving medical care.

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

WCAL received numerous grants; however, the Petfinder Foundation’s came in very soon after the fire, allowing us to make financial commitments early during the critical time in which decisions were being made to help some of the more severely injured animals. Thank you is too small a word for your quick response to get money where it was needed immediately.

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