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Cochise Canine Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

Products provided were pads to be used as dog beds.

Provided comfortable sleeping pads for a number of our resident dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Charlie came to Cochise Canine Rescue a half year ago. He is a blind 6+-year-old Shepherd/Sharpei mix found running down a heavily trafficked street late at night, dragging a 20-lb. chain behind him — a chain wired to his neck! Taken to the Pinal County pound, he was never claimed by his owners and he was put on the euthanasia list. With the help of a Lulu’s Angel Fund (medical) grant, CCR took him. We found that he was not only blind but had painful, advanced glaucoma. His eyes were enucleated (removed) to relieve the pressure and eliminate the pain caused by the glaucoma. Since he was already blind, once healed, Charlie became so much more comfortable and content. Charlie is looking for his forever home, but needs to be an only dog. We know he must have been attacked while blind and chained up alone, as he is terribly afraid when other dogs come near him.

Charlie loves people, pets, cuddles and treats — things he obviously lacked in his previous life. He spends much of his time in our office where, if not pressing up against us for head-skritches, he often sleeps in his always-open pen on his comfortable P.L.A.Y pad — although he does bring in his “blankie” and his toys to cuddle with. Meet Charlie:

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