K9 Resque: Disaster Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The disaster grant was used to rebuild the roof over our dog kennels.
Initially, the new roof helped six dogs; however, it will help the many future dogs that we will take in, as that area is our quarantine area and every single dog that we accept goes into quarantine, so not only will this help the present dogs, but every single dog that we accept in the future.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
When Hurricane Irma came and whipped through our town, we had one dog and five puppies being sheltered in place with us. They all weathered the storm and the flood quite well, but the after-effects were the hardest, as they had no outdoor kennels in which to play, nor any outside area at all, as we were surrounded by two feet of water all around our home and the kennels were underwater. They had to make due with wee-wee pads and playing in our living room.
Once the roof was redone, the pups were able to play outside in the kennels as there was way too much sewage in the yard, and it was very quickly after the repairs that all of the dogs got adopted. From our pups who survived the storm to any future pups, the roof will allow them some freedom to play and stay out of the weather.