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Louisiana SPCA: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

The in-kind donation of P.L.A.Y. pet beds from the Petfinder Foundation was used to replace unsuitable beds for the animals at our Plaquemines Parish campus. These beds replaced beds that were ripped, had broken pieces, and were no longer providing comfort for the animals in our care.

This grant helped our organization by increasing our capacity to care for homeless animals. As the sheltering organization for both Orleans and Plaquemines Parishes, we strive to provide the best care possible to the animals, including a comfortable bed to sleep on while they’re in our care. However, when we began operating the animal shelter for Plaquemines Parish on January 1, 2020, we found that a lot of the old, deteriorating furniture and supplies needed to be replaced. This grant helped us replace some of the beds at that facility, which sees more than 1,000 animals annually.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped the more than 150 animals who have come into our care since we received the beds on July 29, 2021.

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

Fester is an 11-year-old hound mix who was found roaming in Plaquemines Parish for several days after Hurricane Ida hit Southeast Louisiana. He was brought to our shelter but no one came to claim him. Despite his age, he’s got plenty of energy, but will snuggle on his P.L.A.Y bed when the time comes. You can meet Fester here.

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