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Ayla's Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc.: Disaster Grant Report

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

Ayla's Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc. (Ayla's Acres) was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma in 2017. Saint Augustine flooded. The thrift shop used to support our animals with vet care, food, for those in foster care as well as provide the same for our animals at our Sanctuary, had three feet of water when the hurricane left. The $1,000 awarded by the Petfinder Foundation was used to provide vet care and food for some of the animals we had placed in foster homes and to provide food and vet care for animals at our sanctuary.

This grant was a huge help in helping our animals during a time when a community faced a natural disaster. Animals in our care still needed to be fed and vetted so they could find their forever homes. Our Thrift Shop provides our largest source of funding, and with it being closed, the grant from the Petfinder Foundation helped with necessities.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant helped 20 dogs and 15 cats with food as well as vet care for 2 dogs.

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

Louie was a 7-year old terrier mix who had been surrendered by his owners and placed in foster care. Louie needed all his vaccinations, a heartworm check, and flea medication in order to be placed in a forever home. The Disaster Grant from Petfinder helped pay for Louie’s vetting and he has since been adopted.

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