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Upper Rio Grande Animal Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

The 10 Special Edition Chill Pads were used to keep the shelter dogs warm during the cold winter months.

There are two local thrift stores that donate blankets and bedding to the shelter, along with many individuals. These items are very expensive to purchase and during the winter months are very much needed to keep the dogs comfortable. The Chill beds were very helpful not only during the winter, but also when the weather is cool and damp.

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Edward, a 2-month-old American Blue Heeler, was lucky to have been found on a street in Monte Vista, CO, during the winter when the temperatures were severely freezing. He was found by a caring individual who knew to bring him to the shelter. There is a good possibility he would have not survived. He was adopted after only spending eight days at the shelter. But not surprising … how could anyone resist this cute little guy?!

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