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Lida sez Olbia: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

It was used to rebuild our compound's roof covers.

In November 2013, our region was badly hit by flooding and a hurricane. The damages to our shelter were considerable. The roof covers of the compounds were damaged very seriously and, as we speak, many of the dogs’ fenced areas are now completely exposed to the elements, day and night, causing inevitable distress to our beloved animals.

For this reason, what matters to us most, even from a financial point of view, is the rebuilding of the roof covers to the fenced areas. This is an extremely expensive exercise. But it is paramount to provide adequate shelter to all our “guests,” both in winter and in summer.

How many pets did this grant help?

The shelter is caring for about 700 dogs and 150 cats.

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

Photo 1: Eins lives in compound n.39. He will finally have a new roof over his head.

Photo 2: Ine of the enclosures just after the hurricane hit… it looks more like a swimming pool!

Photo 3: Labbry, rescued during the floods, will be able to keep nice and dry!

Photo 4: Once Rossino has recovered, he will be able to enjoy a warm and dry place at the shelter, very different from the life he had as a newborn kitten in the streets.

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