Emergency Initiative

Brooker-Gretz Memorial Fund
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Emergency Initiatives

Why Emergency Relief?

Did you know that a percentage of financial donations is set aside for our Emergency Relief Fund? This fund provides aid to families displaced with pets during times of personal tragedy. Personal tragedy’s come in many forms and can present a tremendous amount of stress for pet guardians.

Berkeley’s Place believes that relieving the financial burden surrounding food and supplies for guardians worried about their homes, finances, families, and pets helps set everyone up for success. The only requirement to apply for help from the fund is the need for assistance when tragedy strikes.

Support from Berkeley’s Place includes snout to tail, replacing everything a companion animal may require. In the case of exotics, this can consist of bird/parrot cages, ferret nations, reptile enclosures and habitats, specialty food and other required items for that animal’s species.

Often families flee a fire with only their pets, and often the things we take for granted, like a leash or food bowl, are things that require immediate replacement. Berkeley’s Place believes that if the pets’ needs are taken care of, it helps guardians focus on what’s important – rebuilding their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Brooker-Gretz?

In memory of Jerry Brooker, our emergency relief fund was renamed the Brooker-Gretz Memorial Fund.

Jerry Brooker, a loving foster to adopter of Gretz, a husky who was in rescue, passed away a month after adopting Gretz due to a heart attack. The Brooker family and friends donated to Berkeley’s Place in place of flowers at Jerry’s service.

As a result of the generosity of Jerry’s loved ones, Berkeley’s Place was able to place $1100 into the emergency fund so that we may continue to assist those needing a hand up.

Who Can Apply For Emergency Relief?

If tragedy has struck your family, please contact Berkeley’s Place. We will help with pet supplies & food whenever we are able.

How many times can I use emergency relief?

As we have many ongoing initiatives – Berkeley’s Place can provide one-time support to those experiencing tragedy.

How many times do you provide emergency relief a year?

Berkeley’s Place averages approximately five emergency assistances per year.

What types of assistance does Berkeley's Place offer?

Berkeley’s Place may be able to offer the following in an emergency situation:

  • Grooming
  • Crates or Other Cages
  • Food & Water Bowls
  • Medical Supplies
  • Food
  • Pet Care Supplies
  • Pet Toys
  • Veterinary Care

* On a case-by-case basis and if resources are available

Can I make a donation for supplies directly to you?

Absolutely! Check out our shopping page and let us do the shopping for you! We appreciate your help helping those who have been struck by tragedy.

Contact Us

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact us below.

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