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San Antonio Pets Alive!: Disaster Grant Report

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

San Antonio Pets Alive! was able to purchase an energy-efficient washing machine and self-warming quilted blanket mats with the grant money. Our washing machine was broken during the winter storms, and this caused challenges during the storms as we needed to keep our animals warm. The washing machine has been wonderful as we constantly have to keep up with our heavy loads of dirty blankets and towels. It is a tremendous help to our medical staff and keeping up with the clinic.

Our medical clinic cares for ill puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats. We have parvovirus and distemper wards and have to make sure our towels and blankets get cleaned extremely well. This new washing machine ensures that our materials are being washed well and sanitized. We care for 55 animals at a time in our clinic. The blankets are also helping our animals during the cold and warm days of the year. They are keeping our animals comfortable and warm, without the need for an electrical cord.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will help hundreds of animals that come into our care.

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

Suzy (first and second photos) was found in May behind our clinic by a dumpster, screaming in pain. She was next to a can of oil and had a horrible burn on her back. We aren’t sure if the bottle fell on her or if someone purposely put it on her, as she was terrified of humans. Our medical team treated her wounds and cared for her, gaining her trust and affection. She is now sweet and sassy and currently in a foster home looking for her furever family. Hopefully, she will be adopted out quickly!

UPDATE: Suzy has been adopted!

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