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Footbridge Foundation: Disaster Grant Report

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

Footbridge Foundation used the granted funds to assist animals and their caretakers in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. The 2021 Disaster Grant made it possible for Footbridge Foundation to rescue 35 animals directly impacted by Winter Storm Uri.

Upon Winter Storm Uri's arrival, Footbridge Foundation received numerous requests to shelter animals from the elements. Out of the 20 additional animals that we were able to rescue just before the storm, five were in need of immediate and extensive medical care.

In the aftermath of the winter storm, grocery and pet supply stores had been shuttered, causing a shortage of pet food in our community. Footbridge Foundation was able to distribute pet food to residents in our community and surrounding areas. Upon receipt of the Petfinder Foundation's 2021 Disaster Grant, Footbridge Foundation was able to immediately intake an additional 15 animals in need of help as a result of Winter Storm Uri.

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Footbridge Foundation received a request for assistance with a special dog named Jewel in the days after Winter Storm Uri. Jewel’s family was going through a tough situation that was made even worse after the storm impacted her family. Jewel’s previous owners wanted what was best for her and asked that Footbridge Foundation step in to provide her with medical care and training until we could match her with another loving family. Jewel received necessary medical care and was placed in a great foster home. It did not take long for Jewel to find a loving forever home to call her own!

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