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Mary Ann Morris Animal Society: Disaster Grant Report

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

To rebuild kennel roofs that were torn off during bad thunderstorms. An entire section of roofs were destroyed and flung off the shelter. Fencing was damaged as well.

We were able to use this money to help with the costs of rebuilding the roofs that provide shelter to our dogs. Our shelter is primarily an outdoor facility and this had affected approximately one entire line of kennels. The dogs now have new roofs overhead that are not in jeopardy of falling down. They do not leak and are built correctly so that, barring any unforeseen weather disturbance, they should last a long time.

How many pets did this grant help?

Our pens are large, and capable of housing several pets per kennel. So this grant most likely helps 16 pets at any given time.

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

Jazz and Val (first photo) are two of the dogs utilizing one of these kennels. Jazz was adopted from our shelter several years ago, but was recently returned. Since Jazz had been living in a home, we were happy to at least be able to provide him with a dry, spacious shelter where he can wait for his next home. Val has been with us for several months, waiting for her chance for a home. They are both pit-bull mixes, and those do not adopt out as quickly, so we want to give them the best we can while they reside with us.

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