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Rescutopia: Disaster Response and Recovery Grant Report

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

Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to fix four dogs who belonged to displaced flood victims and two additional dogs who entered our program who were abandoned during the flood, fix and vaccinate four cats displaced during the flood, and buy food and medicine to help the pets of flood victims who lost everything.

This grant allowed us to help our community -- humans and animals. This flood has changed the lives of many, including three of our main foster parents. Thankfully we have been able to switch gears from just animal adoptions to community outreach, thanks to the Petfinder Foundation.

How many pets did this grant help?

Ten animals directly and a total of 40+ pets indirectly (food and medicine)

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

While we helped many cats and dogs, 5-year-old Lazy was the most memorable. Someone contacted us that they found her on top of a dog house as their house was flooding. The guys on the boat swam to her and got her onto their boat. After they got to safety, they housed her until we could bring her into our program. We spayed her and treated her for heartworms, and after a month in one of our foster homes, she found the perfect forever home. Due to her heartworm status and her age, we were unsure of when she would find the perfect home. But things happen for a reason. She is happily living her days out on a couch with lots of love.

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