Lee County Humane Society: Orvis Animal Care Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Lee County Humane Society (LCHS) used these grant funds to purchase two tetherball playsets for use in two of our play yards.

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

This grant helped our organization and the pets in our care by engaging our community through the installation of the two tetherball sets and enriching the lives of our resident adoptable companion animals by providing them with additional tools to stimulate their minds and bodies through exercise and play.

How many pets did this grant help?

We currently have 45 dogs in our shelter who use our play yards twice daily.

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

Titus, a 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix, came to our shelter 85 days ago. While he has yet to be adopted, he has been in foster care, and his foster has given rave reviews regarding Titus and how he is in a home. Titus is back in our care while his foster travels for the holidays and was more than happy to test our new tetherball installation. This exercise is perfect for a super-active boy like Titus. He thoroughly enjoyed his play session and is much happier in his kennel afterwards. This enrichment is invaluable for our residents while they await their adoption day, and we thank you for this grant funding to provide this opportunity for them!

Meet Titus here.

UPDATE: Titus was adopted on Jan. 9, 2021 (last photo)!

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