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Allen County Animal Rescue Facility - ACARF: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

We were awarded 10 Chill Pad Pet Mats.

We distributed the Chill Pads to our most compromised animals: both dogs and cats. Our boiler quit for a couple of days during our latest cold snap. The entire shelter was cold, and indoor temps were hovering in the low 50s. We made sure our older animals all got Chill Pads to help keep them warm. The Chill Pads are awesome! They can be used for dogs and cats. They wash easily and don’t lose their shape, pill or get lumpy. We can wash and dry several at a time and they stack easily on the shelf when not in use. They save my staff a lot of time that had been spent on laundry.

How many pets did this grant help?

We are currently housing 40 dogs and 30 cats. They share them.

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

Martin (first photo) is an 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. He loves everyone: other dogs, cats, adults, but he especially loves children. We host an after-school program for elementary students called Talk to the Animals. The children sit and read books to the dogs. Martin loves to fall asleep on his Chill Pad while being read a story.

Jackie (second photo) is an 8-year-old blue tick coonhound mix. She is partially missing her left hind leg due to being caught in a trap when she was younger. She gets around pretty well but sure does enjoy resting on her elevated bed and Chill Pad at the end of the day.

Maximus (third photo) is a big, yellow, fluffy cat. His favorite activity is basking in the sun on the window sill while enjoying his Chill Pad.

Holly, Joy and Noelle (fourth photo) get to snuggle on a Chill Pad while their cage is being cleaned and Mama is taken outside for a walk. Holly, Joy and Noelle will be available for adoption in six weeks.

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