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Heartland Animal Shelter: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

As a finalist in the P.L.A.Y. Warm Bellies Voters' Choice Poll, we received 10 Special Edition Chill Pads for our shelter's cats and dogs!

The Chill Pads have helped us provide soft, comfortable places to sleep and relax for the cats and dogs in our shelter's care. We distributed five beds to the cats and five beds to the dogs and all of the animals took to them immediately! The beds are so warm and inviting and have been giving our adoptable animals much-deserved comfort and security in their cages and kennels while they wait for beds and homes of their own.

How many pets did this grant help?

Ten at a time (the beds are being washed and reused to help new animals as others get adopted)

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

One of our dogs, Paige (first photo), had been waiting for surgery on her knee. She is a large dog and our kennels are made of brick and concrete, so the Chill Pad provided her with a wonderful cushion for her joints and a sense of comfort and security when she needed it the most. Paige has not yet been adopted but just received surgery this week and is now recovering in a foster home, so her bed was able to be given to another dog in need at the shelter!

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