We’ve sent out two more grants to shelters impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The Cattery Cat Shelter: $3,000
“We recently evacuated all our cats to another shelter in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey,” says Samantha Person, executive director of the Corpus Christi shelter. “Luckily, our shelter was not damaged, and we are starting from scratch with vetting new cats. In addition, we are boarding cats for free for community members who lost their homes.” Grant funds will be used for vetting new cats brought in as a result of the storm and to help cover the costs of housing cats whose owners have been displaced.
Paws Ranch Rescue & Animal Sanctuary: $1,000
“We suffered minor damage due to wind and a tree falling,” says Executive Director Ashlea Baehr. “We have also seen an increase in the number of stray pets coming in.” Grant funds will be used to repair damage to the kennels, as well as to cover veterinary and ground-travel expenses for 10 flood-displaced dogs who will be taken in by a rescue group in Massachusetts (that group will pay for travel certificates and crates; the flight will be donated by Pilots for Paws).