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Zeus' Rescues: Disaster Grant Report

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

Funds were used for the medical treatment of animals who came from flooded shelters in the Baton Rouge area after Aug. 13, 2016.

This grant helped our organization when we were in a really tight spot. This disaster was not planned and we had zero funds to support the medical care of 200+ animals that our small volunteer rescue brought in over the course of two weeks. The funds allowed us to quickly get medical attention to the neediest cases.

How many pets did this grant help?

10-12 dogs and cats

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

Brody (first photo) and Roger (second photo), along with about six other siblings/parents/aunts/uncles, were found trapped in a flooded trailer in Denham Springs. It appears to have been a hoarding situation. All of the dogs in kennels in the yard had drowned and died. Brody and Roger were able to stay afloat inside the trailer that they were locked in — hoarding and animal-abuse charges are pending. Both dogs are being treated for severe skin issues and other medical issues related to floodwater exposure. They were clearly from an abusive home and it is taking a while for them to not shy away from all humans. Both are now wagging their tails and eager to please. They are currently in foster care and also available for adoption.

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