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Napier's Log Cabin Horse & Animal Sanctuary, Inc.: Disaster Response and Recovery Grant Report

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

Vet expenses for animals received from Manatee County hoarding cases to get the animals ready for adoption, including: spay/neuter of animals, shots including rabies, microchipping, and dental cleanings.

The grant money allowed us to get the animals vetted and ready for adoption and their listings online immediately instead of having to wait for donations to come in. This made their stays at the sanctuary shorter and finding their forever homes quicker.

How many pets did this grant help?

20 immediately, plus the adoption donations, which helped the remaining 25 to get vetted and ready for adoption

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

Maltese hoarding case: We received word from Manatee County Animal Services that another hoarding situation had been discovered by someone making a delivery to an elderly couple’s home. Animal Services removed 30-plus small dogs from this home. Unfortunately a few passed away before they made it back to the shelter.

Napier’s Log Cabin Horse & Animal Sanctuary, Inc., was able to take in eight of the dogs from this case. They were all very dirty and loaded with worms. Their hair was so matted they were having difficulty walking and seeing, and their nails were long and curled under. One only has three legs, one is completely blind and all need to be bathed and shaved, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and to have dentals done along with heartworm checks.

Missy is one of the dogs transferred to the sanctuary from the above hoarding case. She is 9 years old, spayed, microchipped, her cherry eye has been fixed, and she’s had all her shots, including rabies.

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