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S.P.C.A. of Brevard, Inc.: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

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

Grooming and care of homeless animals

It helped us mitigate some of the costs associated with grooming and bathing our homeless dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Coco, a five-and-a-half-year-old Catahoula, came to the SPCA in February of 2013 because his owner had a “change in lifestyle.” He was originally left at the local county shelter, but eventually was transferred to the SPCA for safe-keeping. When Coco first arrived, he was covered in fleas. The first thing our staff did was give Coco a bath using our new Wahl shampoo (Soothing Lavender) and the fleas and dirt starting pouring off of him. We actually received compliments on how good Coco smelled! Being an “older” dog, Coco was continuously passed by due to his age. After staying on adoption row for a couple of months, the local jail decided that he would make a wonderful “Paws and Stripes” candidate. He stayed at the jail for eight weeks and was taught all his basic commands and even learned a nifty trick: jumping rope!

Upon graduation, Coco was placed back on adoption row and continued his quest for a new family. Luckily for Coco, the Griffin family walked into the shelter on Aug. 2. This awesome family decided that Coco would make a wonderful addition to their family and Coco immediately took to them. The family sent pictures the following day and they could not say enough great things about their rescued pooch. Coco spends his days following the children around and living a spoiled life. He has continued his training and the Griffin family’s love for him grows every day.

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