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Hart County Animal Rescue, Inc.: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

We used the 10 Chill Pad Pet Beds to help make our rescues comfortable in their kennels. Some, or most, of these dogs have not ever slept inside, let alone on a comfortable bed

The impact on our budget was a big help: We did not have to purchase padding for the kennels.

How many pets did this grant help?

Multiple dogs used these mats; they are so easy to wash and sanitize after a use that we just keep using them.

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

We have so many touching stories, finding the one that touched us the most is difficult. We have about 10 volunteers and I asked each of them which was their most heartwarming story. They all said the same thing: Stella and Josie. Stella was found with six puppies; she was starving and the pups were hungry and crying. We took her in and bathed her, fed her and started the puppies on puppy food. We took Stella to the vet and had her fully vetted; thankfully she was surprisingly healthy except for the malnutrition. As the days went on, several of the volunteers starting saying that Stella was the best dog we have ever had. She was happy, gentle, and took to every dog we brought into the kennel. Right away we knew Stella was one of the special dogs. She is so loving, has the cutest bounce when she walks, and her demeanor just radiates happiness. We are having a hard time putting Stella up for adoption — she has become the matriarch of the kennel. She has free run of the kennel and watches over the other dogs. She is always there to great new dogs; she loves to greet any company that comes to the kennel. She is always happy and ready to show you how much she loves you.

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