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Wags to Whiskers of Texas: Disaster Grant Report

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

The money was use primarily for vet care and spay/neuter for displaced pets received after Hurricane Harvey.

Most of the displaced pets we received had health problems, injuries and were not spayed/neutered. We also took in pets who were returned to the owners as they became settled. We still have two who are with us while their families rebuild. All pets we boarded were spay/neutered, vaccinated and microchiped before being returned.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant assisted in the care of approximately 70 pets.

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

Kara (first photo) was found in a stable while they were rescuing horses. She and her kitten, Beau, were brought to us for care. Beau has been adopted and Kara is still available. She is beautiful, happy, playful and resilient. Meet Kara: Christie (second photo) was giving birth on a porch during the height of the flooding and was rescued along with her four newborns. The kittens have all found homes, but Christie is still available. She is a very sweet cat who helped raise other kittens abandoned during the storm. Meet her: Big Daddy and Chatter (third and fourth photos, respectively), along with nine others, were left out in the yard when their family left. Luckily a compassionate neighbor saved them. Both have new forever homes.

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