Felines & Canines: Disaster Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Cats rescued from the 2017 hurricanes.

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

This grant afforded us the funds needed to provide our rescued hurricane cats with the vetting necessary to be healthy and ready for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 40 cats

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

Gizmo arrived at Felines & Canines from an overcrowded intake facility just outside of Houston, Texas, five days after Hurricane Harvey struck. Our focus at Felines & Canines was to help empty out the intake facilities clogged with animals that were already considered "city property" -- meaning owner-surrenders or animals brought in pre-hurricane who were off of their stray hold -- in order to open up kennels for all the family pets who were displaced during the hurricane. Like nearly all of the cats who arrived at our shelter, Gizmo needed testing, vaccinations, neutering, treatment for an upper-respiratory infection, a microchip, and a good flea treatment! He was adopted within 48 hours of being placed on our adoption floor!