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Habersham County Animal Care & Control: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

Product was used to give animals bedding, which is not provided by shelter. Animals that needed a little extra security of love were the first to use the beds.

These beds were able to be used well in the kennels and cages. Most of the fluffy larger beds turn into chew toys, with stuffing all over. The dogs did not want to shred these beds! It gave the pets a warm and soft place to lie in their kennels. I believe this reduced stress in the dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Thalia is a current pooch at our shelter. Thalia was rescued from a neglect case, where she was locked in a concrete building and starved. Thalia had lived on concrete flooring most of her life, and it seemed a shame that she had to continue to do so here. We tried to give her fluffy beds, but her separation anxiety just caused her to destroy them all. We were concerned about her ingesting the stuffing from the other beds. When she was given a P.L.A.Y. bed, she immediately put it to good — and right — use!

Another dog that greatly benefited was a small Chihuahua. He had a horribly infected head from an untreated wound. He had also been taken from his home by Animal Control. He needed somewhere soft to lay his head. Enter P.L.A.Y. beds!

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