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Friends of the Animals: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

We received 10 Chill Pad pet mats for the animals at our shelter. We primarily used these beds for our canine friends. These pet mats provided a soft, comfortable place for our dogs to rest or lie while in their kennels. We provide cots for the dogs to rest on and the Chill Pads provided them with a more comfortable spot to rest on as opposed to lying on a blanket. Especially here in Iowa with our winter season just beginning, the Chill Pads add to their comfort while they are at our shelter waiting for what we call a "forever home."

The Chill Pad pet mats provided our animals with a warm, comfortable spot to rest on while in their kennels. Here in Iowa, where the weather is always changing, having a soft, warm place to rest can make all the difference in the world, even for animals. The Chill Pad pet mat provides our animals with the perfect spot. They provide extra padding to lie on compared to a simple blanket, and are covered with soft materials to keep the dogs warm.

How many pets did this grant help?

16

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

Francien (first photo) is one of our senior dogs here at the shelter waiting for her forever home. As a senior dog, she has to take vitamins for her joints. Her Chill Pad gives her extra comfort while she rests in her kennel compared to a blanket placed on her cot. Ace is another one of our dogs who was recently spayed. All of our animals are spayed or neutered prior to being adopted. Ace was given a Chill Pad after her surgery to rest on while she recovered. The soft material and extra padding compared to giving her a blanket helped her to rest more comfortably.

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