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Texas Disaster Grant: Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue

Luna’s intake photo

What was the money or product used for?
The Texas storm hit us hard and we had unexpected expenses that the $2,500 Disaster Grant funds were used for:

Heat lamps
Propane heaters
Electric heaters
Propane gas to run the heaters
Extreme electric bill
Kennel supplies — Water jugs to go get water when the water was cut off in our area, buckets to distribute the water, blankets, straw.

Luna after she’d recovered

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This grant was extremely beneficial for us to meet the extra expenses required due to the storm. We in Texas have never experienced this type of cold weather and your generosity helped us keep the animals warm and meet their basic needs despite the conditions. Rolling power outages and no water were devastating, but propane heaters, propane gas, jugs, and buckets provided just what was needed. Blankets, too, were much appreciated!

How many pets did this grant help?
66 dogs and puppies

Luna in her new home

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Luna came to us from her owner, who was threatening to dump her in the lake if we did not take her. She had no hair and was suffering with extreme mange, but she did not deserve to die. The first photo is her intake photo. We began medicating her, but when the cold weather hit, she was especially vulnerable. She not only thrived, but grew her hair back (second photo) and found a very special forever home (third photo)! Thank you for your generosity! You made a difference in so many lives!

Jackson

Jackson (above) was also a resident during these tough times. Every dog at the rescue benefitted from your support, but we share Jackson’s story because he also got a forever home (bottom photo) thanks to Petfinder!–Karen A. Cadis, Secretary/Treasurer

Jackson with his new family

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Your Donations Helped These Texas Pets

Clarisse at Heart of Texas SPCA

If you donated to the Petfinder Foundation’s Disaster Fund, your gift helped countless pets survive freezing temperatures and power and water outages in Texas.

Here are just a few of the adoption groups to which the Petfinder Foundation sent Disaster Grants thanks to donations like yours:

Maxine at Heart of Texas SPCA

Heart of Texas SPCA in Boerne suffered damage to its outdoor kennels. “The amount of snow we received caused our tarp covers to rip away from the frames,” says Director Paula Oberle. “The kennels became filled with snow, too wet and cold to use.” The group rescued several dogs from the street during the deep freeze, including Clarisse (top) and Maxine (above) and her puppies.

Roxie at Texas Best Choices

Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue in Quinlan had to purchase heat lamps, space heaters, and other equipment to keep its 65 resident animals warm. “The Texas winter storm hit us hard,” says co-founder Karen Cadis. “The overall electric bill will also be much more than normal: It’s projected at over $1,000.

Carlos at Footbridge Foundation

Footbridge Foundation in San Antonio lost heat and power, but still provided emergency shelter to animals who would otherwise have been exposed to the elements. “Out of the 20 additional animals that we were able to rescue just before the storm, five needed immediate and extensive medical care,” says President Wendy Bennett Black.

Sulfur at Missy’s Haven

Other organizations we’ve helped so far include A Doggie 4 You in Pipe Creek, which took in 42 dogs needing emergency shelter and Missy’s Haven in San Antonio and NaNook & NaKoda’s Big Paw Rescue in Brownwood, both of which lost heat and power.

It’s only thanks to donors like you that we are able to help during times of disaster or crisis, and we are incredibly grateful.

Thank you for all that you do to help pets in need.

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R.O.A.R. to Take In Stray Senior Dogs and Find Them Homes

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double impact for homeless dogs like Leda.

Give to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Leda.

Our grant helped Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue in Quinlan, Tex., take in Leda (pictured), a shy senior stray dog, and find her the perfect loving home. And if you donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like her.

Leda with her new family

Leda with her new family

Through Nov. 12, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means your gift will help make happy endings for twice as many dogs like Leda. Co-founder Karen Cadis tells us how our vaccination grant helped 46 puppies and dogs being cared for by the organization, including Leda:

“Leda was rescued from a park after over a year of feeding her and befriending her. She had likely not been vaccinated ever or in a long time. We were able to save her life and find her a forever home! See her forever family in the picture…she is smiling from ear to ear.

“Thank you Petfinder Foundation for helping us save more lives! WE LOVE PETFINDER!”

Leda and many other pets across the United States have been helped by our A Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site, GreaterGood.org and your generous donations.

Donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 to double your impact!