Humane Society of Manatee County: Disaster Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The generous grant was used to replace a storage shed that was damaged by Hurricane Irma. Replacing this shed was critical to our organization because it was the only place we could store all of our lawn-maintenance and play-yard-maintenance equipment.

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

This grant enabled us to replace a valuable storage unit which contained all items needed to care for the play yards and shelter property.

How many pets did this grant help?

70

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

This grant was for a much-needed shed that was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. So all of our animals will benefit. Facebook caption for the photo: "Calla, Maximillion, Corn Cob (left to right) and the rest of our shelter pets wanted us to post this personal message thanking our thoughtful community for their outpouring of support during the Irma aftermath. We still do not have power and are so grateful to those who are doing our laundry in their homes and returning clean towels and blankets, walking dogs, cuddling our cats, fostering and donating a large variety of needed supplies. All of our shelter pets are safe and well cared for. We have installed temporary air conditioning units in the kennels being powered by a generator."