What was the money or product used for?
Veterinary care, supplies, and promotional expenses for pets in our foster program pulled from the community and shelter during and immediately after Hurricane Harvey.
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The much-needed funding provided us with the ability to concentrate on the care and socialization of the pets to help get them ready and place them in forever homes.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Binks (first photo) is a sweet kitten who was found right after Hurricane Harvey. She survived outside during the storm! She loves to play with other cats and cuddle with her foster mom. She loves her cat-scratcher tower and other fun toys. Meet Binks: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39816774
Royal (second photo) was a sick little puppy who was rescued from flooding and brought to the shelter. He went a shelter foster who felt they were in over their heads with their medical care, so they reached out to SOCA-FBC for help. We pulled him, provided medical care and got him ready for his adoption. He is super shy and his foster has been doing a great job on socializing him. Meet Royal: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39971743
Cassie (third photo) was another sweet little dog caught in the floods. She was super shy when SOCA-FBC pulled her and we quickly discovered she was also about to give birth to puppies. Two of Cassie’s puppies died shortly after birth due to birth defects, but her remaining puppies are doing well and getting ready for their forever homes. Cassie has been spayed and is undergoing heartworm treatment. She will be ready for adoption soon.
Costello (fourth and fifth photos) was brought in to the shelter with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. This poor, sweet puppy was in very bad condition — extremely underweight, with mange, a skin infection, and intestinal parasites. Saving Our Companion Animals quickly pulled him to a wonderful foster family and began his medical care. His transformation was remarkable and he was adopted to a great family (sixth photo)!