The funding was used to help cover the cost of 55 pets who were evacuated from their homes during a wildfire and temporarily boarded with us at the shelter.
This grant helped our organization to provide care for our temporary guests and prevent them from becoming homeless. We are now an official disaster-response agency with our county and will continue to respond to disasters in the future to help keep pets and people together during times of crisis.
This grant helped one cat whose family lost their home in the fire. Thankfully, they were able to grab him in time to evacuate. Many of the families to whom we provided assistance were not able to find their cat in time and were forced to leave them behind. When the man who owned the cat came to pick her up, he told us that it meant so much to him to have her back because she was all he had left. We were so happy to be able to reunite them once he found a temporary place to stay.