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Brown County Humane Society: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The money was used to add large play areas and security entries for the dogs to get much-needed exercise and to socialize.

We don't have many volunteers and we really like to take all the dogs out twice a day while we clean the kennels. By having the play yards, we can put them in there and they can get the exercise they need, and we don't have to walk all of them with little manpower. This also allows us space to let potential adopters come and see how the dogs are outside of the shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

Everyone! We currently have 35 dogs who use it.

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

Little Midge came into the shelter and was oh, so scared. By letting her go into the large play yards, this has allowed her room to let us work with her and play and learn how to have fun. It also allows her to be with other dogs and also learn from them. She has become so much more socialized thanks to being able to be a real dog versus in a small kennel where she can’t run, play or have fun!

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