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Take A Chance Animal Rescue: Disaster Grant Report

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

The grant was used to construct new, permanent run structures to safely house our hurricane dogs.

This grant helped our dogs relax in a safe and secure run until they were/are adopted/fostered into loving homes. Before we received this grant, many of the dogs were in temporary crates or wire kennels. This created an extremely stressful atmosphere for these dogs and some were injuring themselves in an attempt to escape, or were too frightened to move. This grant allowed us to construct a space where every dog could feel safe. This grant did not just help us with our current dogs, but will help us be more prepared to receive dogs should another disaster arrive.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Frankie (first photo) came to us from a shelter in Texas that was forced to evacuate. He had severe anxiety. He immediately broke his temporary crate once he arrived at our shelter. We tried placing him in several other crates/kennels and he broke out of each one, destroying them completely in the process. He could chew through the steel bars on crates and kennels and broke three teeth tearing pieces off of them. We purchased an “indestructible” kennel for him and he broke it within a week. In addition to his teeth, Frank also injured his face when banging and grabbing at the sides of his kennels. Once we received the grant and started work on the runs, that changed. Frank cannot break out of his new run. He has been able to be contained safely and no longer suffers from self-inflicted injuries. His injuries have cleared up and he is an all-around happier dog now that he has a safe space all to himself. He is still available for adoption:

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