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The Animal Welfare Association Inc.: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

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

The Wahl grant award was for grooming products: clippers, blades, trimmers, brushes and shampoo samples -- all valued at $270.00. The award was solicited by an AWA Facebook follower.

The Wahl grooming products help AWA provide husbandry care to shelter dogs and cats. Matted long-haired cats are in pain and often suffer from skin infections. Unkempt and smelly dogs don't draw the attention of potential adopters. While trimming hair and the "crazy" clean-up grooming job can resolve some things, a more proper grooming job really does help adopters see the pet for his/her beauty.

How many pets did this grant help?

At this time it has helped 2 dogs.

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

Cinnamon was matted. He needed to be sheared down. There are times when a pet’s grooming care needs exceed the ability of their caretaker. Days of “missing the brushing” and weeks of skipping the groomer due to no transportation or money can take their toll on a pet. It is sad to see, but when the pet is free of the tangles, the mats and his/her skin is airing out and healing and they look so happy.

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