Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter: WAHL Grooming Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter received a Wahl Shampoo grant valued at $79.70 to assist with the grooming needs of our shelter pets.
The Wahl shampoo has worked wonders with a number of dogs in the kennel who needed everything from a quick clean-up to longer term-treatment of skin issues. Many of the animals we have coming into the shelter are dealing with neglect-related skin issues, and the Wahl shampoo is a soothing comfort while we wait for proper care and nutrition to take effect in getting them back to full health.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Frenchie was scheduled to be euthanized just a day after we got her from a local, over-crowded shelter. Pregnant, Frenchie arrived looking like she was about to give birth any day and we quickly got her to foster care, where, a short while later, she gave birth to a large litter of puppies. After doing a wonderful job (with an assist from her foster mom) caring for all 12 of her puppies, Frenchie came back to the shelter, depleted and in need of her own nursing. Twelve hungry babies can take a lot out of a mom, and she had given all she could for her puppies. After some TLC and a few baths with the Wahl shampoo, she was ready for her second chance at a home. Her puppies have all been adopted, but Frenchie is still waiting for her new family to come for her. Until then, she is having fun dressing up for Halloween and getting lots of love from our staff and volunteers every day!