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It Takes A Village No-Kill Rescue: Disaster Grant Report

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

We partner with rural shelters in Kentucky and have maintained the partnership for many years. After the tornados that ravaged Kentucky, we made three trips to the area to transfer animals to our facility, located about an hour away.

We are a no-kill rescue, so we will provide medical support to the animals as much as is needed. We used the grant funds to provide veterinary care and housing for the animals while we work on finding them forever homes.

We also collected monetary donations and supplies for the impacted shelters. Due to our efforts, we were able to make three $1,000 donations to the rural shelters impacted by the December tornados.

How many pets did this grant help?

We took in 58 animals from Kentucky after the tornado and estimate another 50 were helped by our monetary and supply donations to the affected shelters.

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

Tessie (first photo), with the big ears and brindle coat, is a 2.5-year-old pit mix. She weighs in at 45 lbs., but her ears make her look bigger (ha!). She arrived at ITV via Muhlenberg County Humane Society after the December tornadoes. Tessie is a sweetheart. She is a very loving dog and those ears are irresistibly cute. Tessie was adopted into a loving forever home on April 16, 2022.

Be prepared to get starry-eyed when you meet Rocket, a male mixed breed (second and third photos). Rocket’s meteoric rise at ITV started when he was brought up from Kentucky to make room there for dogs displaced by the tornadoes. Rocket was adopted on March 22, 2022.

Alice (fourth photo) and her little family are Kentucky tornado survivors! She and her litter of kittens were found under rubble from the December tornado and brought to ITV via Muhlenberg County Humane Society. She was adopted on Feb. 12, 2022.

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