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Texas Animal Society: Disaster Grant Report

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

We rescued 22 dogs and cats directly related to Hurricane Harvey. The money was used to get them vetting and to help our fosters who lost everything in the flood with food, crates, bedding, and toys. We had purchased crates and tents to conduct off-site adoption events. These were being stored at a foster's home and they lost everything due to rising flood waters. The low-cost spay-and-neuter clinic we use was flooded, causing us to seek out veterinary care at higher costs.

We were able to approve all animals we were asked to help. Without this grant, we would not have been able to bring them into our rescue. In addition, we were able to continue to provide help to our fosters who were devastated by the flooding.

How many pets did this grant help?

Including the animals who belonged to fosters who lost everything in the floods, over 30 animals.

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

Harlow (first photo), Daphne (second photo) and Hannah were living with their owners in an Atascocita, Texas, apartment complex. We got the call late Monday, Aug. 28, that the apartment complex was flooding, residents were being evacuated and there were close to 100 cats in the complex who needed to find new homes immediately. When they arrived at the foster’s home, they were wet, dirty, sick and scared. After several weeks of loving care we were able to find amazing “furever” homes for them!

Harvey (third photo) and Melvin (fourth photo) were found wandering with a pack of homeless dogs the day of the storm. The volunteer who feeds the dogs was concerned because this area floods very easily and these were just kittens. She was able to trap the kittens and bring them to us. They are lovebugs who are still looking for a home of their own.
Meet Melvin:
Meet Harvey:

Gizmo (fifth photo) was found wandering a neighborhood after the hurricane, scared, hungry and heartworm-positive. We found a foster to take him in. He is doing great now and is awaiting a home to call his own.
Meet Gizmo:

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