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The Cattery: Disaster Grant Report

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

Housing cats whose owners were displaced after Hurricane Harvey

With the help of these funds, we were able to let people board their cats for free while they found a new place to live or repaired their homes to make them livable. We evacuated all of our shelter cats to a shelter in North Texas, so in addition to our small boarding area, we were able to turn one of our adoption rooms into a boarding area. Because we were able to board these kitties, families didn't have to surrender them while they were in temporary housing. Some kitties went home later the same week. The last kitties were here for eight weeks. Thank you so much for helping us help these kitties stay with their families. They could not have afforded to board these kitties on their own. They were all so very thankful that we took care of their babies when they couldn't and were filled with so much joy when they were able to take them home.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Kelsey and her family had extensive damage to their home in Rockport and couldn’t bring Leo where they were staying. Leo stayed with us and received vaccines and was neutered. His mom was so happy to finally take him home (first photo)! Alice and her family’s house was destroyed in Baytown. Their family boarded five cats with us while they stayed in temporary housing as they searched for a rental house. Their kitties stayed with us the longest, eight weeks in total. Vanessa had roof damage to her house in Port Aransas, so her cat Tiger stayed with us while her roof was being repaired.

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