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Paws4Survival Rescue, Inc.: Disaster Response and Recovery Grant Report

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

Shipping costs via Amerijet every Monday to send 600-700 lbs of supplies
Crates to send dogs from Puerto Rico to New England and New York
Crates for shelter while fencing supplies were purchased and fences repaired
Shipping container costs (purchase of actual containers)

We were able to provide supplies and food to our foster families, as supplies on the island are still scarce. We were able to provide temporary housing for our foster families' dogs while fencing was fixed, and transport more than 75 dogs and 100 cats in the last two months after purchasing new travel kennels.

How many pets did this grant help?

175 cats and dogs

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

Sully was one of the pets this grant was able to help. Her before and after picture are posted here. She is up for adoption now and flew from Puerto Rico this past weekend. Sully was found right after this grant was awarded. She broke into a home (according to locals) when Hurricane Maria wrecked havoc on Arroyo Puerto Rico. Her babies did not make it through the storm, according to the locals. We rescued her when we were driving through the streets and found her as she laid, hot, exhausted, starving and mostly without hair. She was diagnosed with heartworm and mange, so she needed extensive treatment at a cost of $1,200, including boarding. She may look a little intimidating, but she is the sweetest girl. After heartworm treatment, she went over to Moca, which is the other side of the island. Logistics to ship food there was a challenge that cost $450 per week and continues. Moca is still without water or power. Meet Sully:

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