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Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue: Disaster Grant Report

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

The money received was used to pay for heartworm treatment and vetting costs including rabies vaccines, spay/neuter surgery and heartworm tests.

In the days leading up to Hurricane Harvey hitting the Texas coast, we pulled 11 dogs from local shelters and two from a person who could no longer care for their dogs. Three of the dogs pulled were heartworm-positive and two of the dogs tested positive for parvo. The funds received were used to help offset the medical costs for these dogs including heartworm treatment costs and vetting cost (rabies, spay/neuter, and heartworm tests) to prepare the dogs for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

Partially paid for heartworm treatment for three dogs and for spay/neuter costs for two dogs.

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

Ruby Red (first photo) and Cocoa (second photo) are two of the dogs who are currently receiving heartworm treatment for which this grant helped offset the cost. Ruby and Cocoa were both pulled from a shelter that was euthanizing all its animals and shutting down in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. Ruby Red was a shy, scared dog who is slowly warming up to people and learning to trust. She has recently gone to a foster-to-adopt home and will hopefully be adopted after the trial period ends. Cocoa is a sweet, high-energy, lovable guy; we are all shocked that he has not been adopted yet. Ainsely (third photo) was in a local shelter that was taking in dogs being evacuated from shelters prior to Harvey hitting. We pulled her and three others from that shelter to help make room for four more dogs. Ainsely was adopted on Nov. 8, 2017.
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