Humane Society of Wichita County: Disaster Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Our back kennel fencing blew away from the building. We used the money to have a contractor come in and reattach the fencing. It affected a total of 18 kennels. We also paid our employees overtime due to the fact that we took in 52 evacuee dogs and cats. Also we had to open up a building we don't use, so we used the money to pay for the extra utility bills. We took in 52 animals from people who were being evacuated from their homes, free of charge to them.
We were able to help our community in a time of need; we housed and fed their pets for almost two weeks, or until the owner was able to return home.
How many pets did this grant help?
A total of 52 from the public and 18 of our dogs that were in the kennels that blew down. We were able to have someone come in and put them back up for us in a very timely manner. We are most grateful for that.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We had a young lady who had two very large pit bulls. She was being evacuated from her home at midnight. She had nowhere for her dogs to go and was worried she would have to have Animal Control pick them up. We were able to open our other building we no longer used that had extra kennels in it. We had our local news channel announce that we would help in any way we could. She was the first to call and she was also the first to come get her dogs when it was time for her to return to her home. We were so happy we could help her out and for her to be reunited with her dogs that she so dearly loved. Thank you for giving us the grant so we were able to help families.