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Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League CCPAL: Disaster Grant Report

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

We used it to repair the plumbing and purchase a new pump to restore water for the rescue.

It allowed us to get warm water for cleaning. It also allowed us to get water out of the faucets. During the storm, we had no water and we had to boil snow for drinking and for cleaning. Once the freeze was over we were able to reroute and use the hose outside, but we had no warm water for cleaning. As soon as the plumber was available, they came and repaired our plumbing and it is now working perfectly.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We had a puppy named Ellie who had pneumonia. We had to keep her kennel very clean and give her some very strong medications. She had a severe case, but because of her determination and ours, she made it through the illness.

Having warm, soapy water makes keeping our facility clean easy. It took many more hours when we had to boil and make warm water first. Some things just weren’t as clean during this time.

We are grateful because, just when we thought we could not handle what had happened, we got the email about this much-needed grant. We love you all so very much and cannot thank you enough for all you do for us and for other rescues like us.

This grant couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Ellie was special-needs (she gets out of breath easily and needed a quieter home) but we found the perfect adopter! Thank you so much; the adopter found her new pup on and the Petfinder Foundation helped Ellie get through the illness and be adoptable.

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