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Within hours of last week's tornado strikes in the Midwest, the Petfinder.com Foundation started receiving requests for help through their Disaster Fund program.
Typical was a request made by one shelter in Missouri to help expand their cat facilities due to the higher than normal number of lost cats coming into the shelter. The shelter was expecting to house two hundred or more cats in the coming days.
The Petfinder.com Foundation's Disaster Fund helps animal welfare organizations natural or man-made disaster hits a community. These grants typically range from $500 to $5,000 and support emergency animal transport and housing to other facilities (if needed) as well as emergency supplies.
In 2011, with the assistance of GreaterGood.org and the Gifts That Give More [tm] at The Animal Rescue Site, the Petfinder.com Foundation not only was able to respond to immediate needs of shelters and rescue groups, but also able to help rebuild the Guthrie, Oklahoma, animal shelter after it lost an entire building to a tornado.