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Operation Kindness: Disaster Grant Report

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

The money received for disaster relief will be used to buy a new generator for the three buildings on our campus. Rolling blackouts are common in our area during extreme weather. With extreme heat, thunderstorms or extreme cold, generators are essential for our campus to keep the animals safe and healthy. The $10,000 gift will provide electricity to Bear's Den, our large-dog housing for (on average) 50 dogs (approximately 3,000 per year).

These generators will be essential for our extreme Texas weather. Whether it's 108-degree heat or an ice storm reaching temperatures under zero, these generators will help heat and cool the shelter where the animals temporarily reside, as well as our animal hospital where many animals heal. It's not only important for the heating and cooling system; electricity is needed in our hospital for those animals who have IVs or who need x-rays, surgeries, or warming blankets.

*We are happy to submit a full report once the project is complete.

How many pets did this grant help?

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

For Blue Bell (first and second photos), coming to Operation Kindness means that he can live a life free of pain. Suffering from severe hip dysplasia and entropion (a condition causing his eyelashes to rub against his eyeball), he needed a trip to a veterinary specialist and surgery to heal. With the transformative treatment he received, combined with lifelong medication, Blue Bell is thriving in Bear’s Den and available for adoption now. Meet Blue Bell here.

Bear’s Den is our large-dog housing area, complete with individual indoor/outdoor runs. Dogs can bask in the sun or snuggle in their soft beds inside. It is essential for Bear’s Den to maintain heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer to accommodate for Texas’ extreme temperatures and storms. Backup for electricity during natural disasters will create ease and comfort not only for the dogs we care for but for our staff who cares for them.

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