Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region : Disaster Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The grant supported the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) Black Forest Fire relief efforts during June 2013.

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

The grant enabled the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) to care for over 1,200 animals and rescue 672 animals from the evacuation zone(s) during the Black Forest Fires in June 2013.

How many pets did this grant help?

Over 1,200 animals were helped as a result of disaster relief funds from multiple agencies, including Petfinder Foundation.

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

Animals, like escape artist Kali, were recipients of care during the recent Black Forest Fires in June 2013. Kali escaped both her carrier and her owner’s vehicle as they were evacuating. Days later she was found singed but alive. She was brought to HSPPR where staff cared for her and treated her wounds. Once the word was out, her family recognized her immediately and responded within hours to be reunited with their beloved cat.

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