Humane Society of Pinellas: Disaster Response and Recovery Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to help us with much needed repairs to the shelter after hurricane Irma. We had to fix a wall due to water damage, repair dog kennels. replace a computer due to power surge damage and replace the roof on our cat isolation building. We also needed to replace vaccines lost due to power outages.
By providing HSP the funds quickly we were able to fix the shelter and reopen for business. We were also able to help with a few transfers from other areas that were also affected by the storm.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Cedric is a small 7-year-old terrier mix. He was found as a stray after the storm. With no luck finding his owners, he ended up at our shelter. Cedric was in much need of medical care for an upper-respiratory infection and dental issues. We were able to provide him the medical and dental care that he needed. Cedric was adopted by a loving family and is enjoying his new forever home.