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Hope Animal Shelter: Summer Cooling Grant Report

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

Cooling misters and shade for outdoor kennels.

It provided an improved environment that allows us to keep our dogs outside for longer periods of time in the hot Tucson summers.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

One of our long time residents is Evie (first photo). Evie has been with us for almost two years. She has many behavioral issues and spends a lot of time outdoors.

The Tucson summers top 100 degrees on many days and can rain at a moment’s notice. We wanted to give Evie a space that provided her with shade and cooling misters so that she did not have to be confined to the shelter.

Spike (second photo), another long timer, is Evie’s friend, so they both benefit from the improvements.