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The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

18 Kuranda beds for our shelter dogs

Kuranda beds are the BEST! They are wonderful for old, arthritic dogs, ones who are injured and/or recovering from surgeries, and those who just love a comfy place to sleep. They're easily cleaned and very durable, so they're perfect for a shelter setting where the alternative is often just a concrete floor with a blanket. Prior to this grant, we only had a handful of Kuranda beds, yet thousands of dogs are in our care annually.

How many pets did this grant help?

We intake over 1,800 dogs a year and the majority are large dogs, so it could be over a thousand who benefit from and enjoy these beds during their stay with us.

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

Morey (first photo) came to us as a stray. He’s a senior shepherd who was thin and very arthritic. He’s gaining weight and, thanks to his new Kuranda, enjoying a more comfortable stay with us as he awaits a new family.

Lucy (second photo) came to us as a stray with a horribly injured leg. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to save it and she required amputation to be pain-free. Thanks to her new Kuranda bed, she is able to rest in comfort while she is recovering. Lucy (and her Kuranda) are in foster care right now, but she will be medically cleared for adoption and ready for her forever home soon.

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