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Breckinridge County Animal Shelter: Grant Report

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

Dog/puppy play yard project

The play yard project has really given our dogs a safe, comfortable and enriching place to play. We noticed that the dogs are showing their true colors once in the play yard. Playgroups have also become a daily enrichment since the play yard project was completed. Our volunteers are thrilled to have a place to interact with the dogs. The public/community has really embraced our play yard as well. They have donated new toys, treats and a kiddie pool just for the play yard. They love our updates on social media and want to give back to our dogs in need. The dogs in our care are truly benefiting in many ways, all thanks to the play yard.

How many pets did this grant help?

100, and more to come!

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

Burt and Ernie were two German shepherd brothers who came into the shelter as owner-surrenders. Their owner was diagnosed with an illness and could not care for them any longer. We knew adopting out two bonded adult brothers would not be easy. After posting a picture of the brothers in the play yard, we had a wonderful family come by the shelter to meet them. We walked the family into the play yard to introduce everyone. They soon fell in love with Burt and Ernie! Burt was showing off all his tricks and spunky characteristics on the puppy play ramps. Ernie was giving kisses to their youngest granddaughter. The family got to see Burt and Ernie’s real personalities in the play yard, which made them adopt. Everyone got a happy ending!

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