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D&R Rescue, Inc.: Mohawk Operation Grant Report

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

Dog beds

We know these dog beds will help with the quality of life the dogs have while in our care. We get older, large-breed dogs in who have some hardship getting up off concrete floors and this will help them feel better while in our care. The kennel staff love them due to the fact that they cut down on laundry costs, and in the time it saves them, they can play more with the dogs. We feel the dogs are much happier when off the floor and feel better. We are very pleased with the beds thus far and think they are a great addition to our facility.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will help hundreds of dogs over the years. We bought high-quality dog beds that we felt would last several years.

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

The Doberman you see in one of the pictures was a starvation case we took in. He was skin and bones when brought to our shelter from Animal Control. He had to gain 20 lbs. before the vet would neuter him. He is now in his new home doing wonderfully, and the new owner bought a bed for him like he had at our facility because he loved that bed. We all feel he had never had anything but the ground to sleep on and he loved the bed we provided him.

The Rottweiler was an abuse case who was terrified of people when we took him in. We gave him a bed and for a couple of weeks he would crawl under it and hide, but with time he learned that no one was there to harm him and he started coming out of his shell and started lying on his bed and not under it!

The Min Pin, Ursala, was a dog from a puppy mill who had puppies all her life in a wire cage — we helped take some dogs from a puppy mill that got shut down and she was one who was so sweet and would crawl under her blankets on the bed to sleep. She was ready to go into a new home within three weeks of getting her.

We all feel the dogs had more in the short time they were with us than they did their entire life prior to coming to us.

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