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Vanderburgh Humane Society: Play Yard Renovation Grant Report

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

The money will be used to pay for installation of donated turf in our dog play yards. This project took longer than anticipated due to us having to wait for donated rock (to spread under the turf) and then getting onto the landscaper's schedule for turf installation, which is often weather-dependent. It should be completed within two to three weeks, since we have already been on their schedule for a couple of weeks as of today.

This turf will increase the quality of life for the dogs, who won't have to potty on just rock anymore, and will help with the overall aesthetic and maintenance of our dog yards. It will provide a more positive experience to adopters and save staff time spent weed-whacking and grading rock.

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The turf has not been completed yet. After it is, I will gladly send some photos and videos of dogs playing on it! I have attached a photo of Isabella, shown standing on our bare dirt/gravel yards right now (first photo). There is also a photo of our dog yards taken a few months ago, and some dogs in playgroups in the yards in their current state.

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