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Etosha Rescue and Adoption Center: Disaster Grant Report

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

Kennel repair for damage caused by hurricane Harvey to replace 50' pen fence, rebuild one pen shelter and repair three pen shelters. Break out of cost:

50' roll 6' chain-link fencing $92.59
4 8' wooden fence poles $108.42
14 sheets corrugated tin $178.15
6 bags of Quikrete 60lb bags $24.95
10 2x4's $49.22
3 9x12' tarps $78.98
Siding for dog shelter wall replacement $300
Total material cost $832.31
Labor cost (debris removal and disposal) $480
Labor cost to replace 50' of fence, rebuild dog pen shelter structure and replace tarps on three kennels $1376.81
Total cost of repairs made: $2689.12

Winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey lifted a large metal carport and dropped it on one of our kennel fences and dog shelters and destroyed seven pen shelters. We were able to replace the fencing and repair the roofing/siding on the shelter which houses Mugs, a very handsome chocolate Lab who was residing there, and to replace the tarped roofs on three of the seven damaged pen shelters.

How many pets did this grant help?

Over the course of one year, these four pens will house approximately 40 dogs while they await adoption. Without the use of these pens, we would have to turn away animals in need.

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

Mugs is a beautiful chocolate Lab mix. He came to us malnourished, with a severe ear infection. We have nursed him back to health and he is now a very healthy boy. He has been neutered and is heartworm-negative, current on his shots and ready for his forever home. The Petfinder Foundation grant we received allowed us to rebuild his pen and shelter after Hurricane Harvey’s outer winds lifted a large metal carport and dropped it on the pen to his fence and his shelter. Thankfully, Mugs was not injured and now has his pen and shelter intact!

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