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Suncoast Humane Society: Grant Report

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

The Thundershirts are being given to adopted dogs who live with some sort of anxiety. The adopters were instructed on how and when to use the Thundershirts for the dogs they adopted.

This grant helped our adoptable dogs find comfort as they adjusted to their new home life, and potentially lowering our adoption return rate by limiting destructive or anxious behavior.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, this grant has helped five dogs. We plan to use the remaining Thundershirts in the same way.

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

L.G. and B.G. (short for Little Girl and Big girl, respectively) were found wandering the streets together and were brought to us in January 2014. These Shepherd mixes were very timid and both had some form of anxiety, with Little Girl also having thunderstorm anxiety. Perhaps because it took them a while to warm up to people due to their timidness, both girls waited about six months before finding forever homes who were willing to work with them through their anxiety issues. B.G.’s new parents use the Thundershirt often and have told us how much it has helped B.G.’s anxiety. L.G. is also comforted by wearing the Thundershirt. We are so grateful for the help that the Thundershirts have given these great dogs and their new families!

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