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Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The $500 COVID grant money was used for disinfecting supplies such as bleach, hand sanitizer, paper towels, gloves and masks to keep our volunteers and animals safe during this pandemic. Additional funds were used for vaccines and supplies for the malnourished cats we rescued from a trailer/hoarding situation.

It helped us afford supplies to keep our pets and volunteers safe with the use of proper disinfection, gloves, and masks. Also, it helped us with supplies needed to care for and treat the malnourished cats and kittens we rescued from abandonment in a trailer.

How many pets did this grant help?

60 or more

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

We received a tip that cats had been abandoned in a trailer. We found an urgent situation: a trailer packed with about 20 cats, little food, kittens weighing less then 4 ounces due to starvation, and moms with no milk from a lack of food. Eight cats and kittens were rescued by BARKS; the rest we coordinated with other rescues so all the cats were safe. We rescued eight cats, including six malnourished kittens. All are now doing great. One adult has been adopted; the other adult is still nursing. All the kittens survived.

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