Emergency Grant Deployed for Animals Impacted by Harvey

Emergency Grant Deployed for Animals Impacted by Harvey

North Texas Community Foundation staff deployed an emergency grant from the Helen D. and R.E. Wallace Fund to create more room in Fort Worth shelters for animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. On Friday, September 8th, NBC 5 ran a story on two Fort Worth rescue pups who are now living the celebrity lifestyle with actor Liev Schreiber and family thanks to this effort. Interestingly, there is a higher demand for adopted animals in the North, so many of Tarrant County’s furriest residents end up being transported to other states. Northern owners claim they can even hear a Southern drawl in their adopted dog’s bark…

Helen Wallace was one of downtown Fort Worth’s most colorful business people. She helped her husband run R.E. Wallace Stamps & Coins for more than 30 years. The Helen D. and R.E. Wallace Foundation Fund was established in honor of Mrs. Wallace’s lifelong passion for animals. The fund’s primary purpose is to assist efforts to rescue and help animals that are injured, abused or lost.

Funds can be used for:

  • Food, medicine and other basic need items
  • Veterinary care and services
  • Spaying/neutering services
  • Kennel renovations or additions
  • Adoption-related equipment such as trailers and portable kennels
  • Equipment that positively impacts the welfare of animals

Garrett March, Community Engagement Coordinator
817.877.0702 (office)



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