Siouxland Humane Society: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Thundershirts were received from the Thundershirt grant.
We were able to use the Thundershirts to help us calm and socialize and make adoptable dogs, many times the smaller ones, that come into a scary new environment with lots of new smells and noises from the other dogs barking. This helped us help the dogs in a big way. We were then able to make them adoptable quicker and also get more adopted because of the help from the Thundershirts.
How many pets did this grant help?
We had 27 dogs: 24 small dogs and three medium-size dogs that benefitted and we will see many more in the future benefit as well.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Sassy was a small older gal who had spent her entire life with one owner. He was moving into a nursing home and had to give her up. He told us she was very protective and did not like to be touched or picked up. She became even more fearful while here. The Thundershirt seemed to give her added security and she had a big turnaround while here. She is now in a home where she loves to be petted and they have said she lets them pick her up and now is becoming a lap dog. Great success story on placing a hard-to-place dog!