Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE): Disaster Grant

What was the money or product used for?

As a result of a record snowfall, the roofs on six of our outdoor play areas caved in under the weight of the snow. The play areas were unusable during periods of snow or rain. The grant was used to replace six 10 ft. x 10 ft. outdoor kennel covers with ones better able to withstand future snowfall.

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

These covers provide the play areas with protection from snow, rain and sun so that our dogs receive outdoor exercise, play and enrichment.

How many pets did this grant help?

We rescue and place 250-270 dogs a year. A large portion of those dogs will use the outdoor play areas.

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

Miss Mary is a 3-year-old hound mix who has short legs and is low to the ground. She was surrendered to a shelter with her seven young puppies. We rescued Miss Mary and her pups and cared for the family until the puppies had received all of their shots. All of the puppies have been adopted and Miss Mary is waiting for the right family to come along that finds her as beautiful and sweet as we do. She spends her days now in one of our covered outdoor play areas. Meet Miss Mary here.

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