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Companion Animal Alliance: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

Beds were used for puppies waiting for adoption, for animals after surgery, provided for senior animals waiting for adoption and in hospice care, as well as to fosters for the animals they had in their care.

It provided a warm cozy bed for newborn puppies that ensured they wouldn't get caught in the folds of a blanket and suffocate. It provided a soft warm bed to recover from surgery, and allowed for funds to be diverted to other areas of care since the organization didn't have to purchase bedding.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 100

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

A nursing mother was able to labor and birth her puppies on a P.L.A.Y. bed that allowed for comfort and warmth without the concern that the newborn pups would get caught in the corners of a bed (since they lie flat). These pictures are from a litter of puppies who were spayed and neutered and were able to recover on the soft, warm P.L.A.Y. beds, allowing them to be protected from infection and providing padding to their incision areas. These are ideal for these types of situations because the beds are so easily laundered.

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