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Stray Animal Adoption Program: Grant Report

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

The Thundershirts are being used for the foster animals that are demonstrating fearfulness and anxiety in a foster home prior to adoption.

The Thundershirts are able to be shared among the fosters as they have a need. If the size of their foster changes, we have a primary location they can bring their size back and exchange for another size if available. This allows all the fosters to have the size they need based on the current foster they have. A large majority of our animals are from local animal shelters that we rescue and some have been there for a bit so their anxiety levels can be increased when they are placed in yet another temporary home while waiting for their permanent placement, so having these available has provided assistance.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have made the Thundershirts available to all the fosters to use on their foster animals. The sizes can be roated out with new fosters so it is a continuous assistance.

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

A foster parent recently provided me with a story of two fosters that were experiencing great anxiety to the point of causing destruction during a bad thunderstorm. This is a foster that has five of her own animals and three fosters on most days. The use of a Thundershirt created a calming effect that allowed the animals to wait out the rest of the storm without howling, pacing, or shaking. I had not asked the fosters to send me pictures previously so I am remiss in capturing photos but can do so if needed.

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