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Humane Society of Jackson County (ARF): Grant Report

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

We are a foster network. When dogs have problems that would affect the possibility of their being adopted, we try them with a Thundershirt to, hopefully, minimize the perceived problems -- anxiety, fear of thunder, etc.

A few of the animals were significantly helped by wearing the Thundershirt. One would probably never have been adopted due to extreme separation anxiety had she not worn the Thundershirt.

How many pets did this grant help?

At this point, four animals have benefited from wearing the Thundershirt.

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

Daisy (pictured) was a cute little Feist who had extreme separation anxiety. She was fine until she was left alone — for a minute or for much longer. She screamed the entire time she was left. Neighbors at her foster home complained. Daisy started wearing her Thundershirt and began to improve immediately. She was ultimately adopted, with her Thundershirt being made part of her adoption. She has not been returned.

Joan Rivers (second photo) is almost blind and deaf. She seems to be less stressed when wearing her Thundershirt. She has not been adopted yet, but is probably going to be in a forever home at her foster home.