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Etosha Rescue & Adoption Center: Disaster Grant Report

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

We used the funds to recover from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, including standing floodwater in the kennels, downed fences and branches, destroyed tarps over kennels, and a destroyed carport. We purchased posts, fencing, two gates, two truckloads of sand to build up outside kennels, and concrete. The remainder went for labor to effect the rebuilding and cleanup.

We were essentially paralyzed in terms of taking in any new rescues and had to scramble to find indoor housing for our existing dogs. The buildup sand and repair of fences and gates enabled us to safely house them outdoors again, and to begin accepting new rescues, including refugees from Harvey, and also enabled adopters to view our dogs without wading through water several inches deep.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

The pup in the first photo was left stranded in a damaged, flooded outdoor pen. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation’s help, we were able to repair his fence, replace the shelter tarp, and raise the level of his enclosure so that he stayed dry. He has now been adopted into a loving family.

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