West Feliciana Animal Humane Society: WAHL Grooming Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Our product was dog shampoo. We wash our dogs before an adoption event or before they are adopted and when they need a good bath.
Our dogs look and smell so much better after a bath and are more likely to be adopted.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Elvis, a hound dog, has been at the shelter for almost a year. We have taken him to adoption events and had some people look at him at the shelter, but he has not been adopted. One Saturday morning after a night rain, a truck drives up with a young couple in it. The husband hops out of the truck and heads for Elvis. We had only been open for a half hour and had not cleaned up all our dogs. We put a leash on Elvis and walked him out. The husband had a big smile, but the wife looked at his muddy feet and back. I told them to give us 30 minutes while we washed him up and walked him around. They came back and saw Elvis, such a handsome pup, all clean and neat. It was smiles from everyone and an adoption was made.