Skip to content

SCRAPS: Disaster Grant Report

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

Your grant enabled us to house and care for animals taken in an abuse case. Specifically, it gave us the funds we needed to provide medical care, food and shelter while the judicial proceedings were taking place.

This grant provided the funds for the initial veterinary care for all of the animals taken in the seizure.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two horses, one llama, eight dogs and six cats.

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

As fires raged across Washington state last summer, many livestock owners were forced to place their animals into shelters. When one of those owners brought his animals to the shelter established at the rodeo grounds, the volunteers there became alarmed at their condition and called SCRAPS. Our officer executed a search warrant of the property and found the five horses along with other animals living in filth, feces and garbage. One of the animals, a dog named Stella, was pregnant. Stella was brought to the shelter and gave birth here to nine puppies. Because of her lack of nutrition and stress, three of the puppies didn’t survive. The rest were sent with their mother to a foster home where they were adopted out after they were weaned.

Further Reading