Humane Society of Henderson County: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The product was used to help our dogs to feel that they have a safe and comfortable place to sleep while they are in our care at the shelter.
This grant helps us to provide further care for our animals in need, specifically dogs who feel more comfortable in a cushioned bed. Many of our dogs come in scared, confused, and with medical issues. We hope to make them as comfortable as we can while they are in our care.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
I would like to spotlight a dog named RJ. RJ is a Lab-shar pei mix. RJ has suffered with a severe skin condition for a long time and is finally getting the treatment he needs to be his beautiful self again. A bed is always provided, but our usual dog beds are a plastic material that is not comfortable for an itchy skin condition. The P.L.A.Y bed helps RJ feel better until we can clear up his skin condition and find him a loving home!
Many of the dogs who come to us are scared and suffer from medical conditions and anxiety. Many don’t understand why they had to leave their home. We have had two such situations recently: One dog lost an owner in a house fire and the other also lost his owner to death. Some of our dogs have simply been surrendered because they are no longer wanted. Any and all bits of comfort we can give our animals is so important. We want to thank you for helping us with our mission!