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Lucas County Canine Care & Control: Grant Report

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

The $1,000 of grant money was used towards the purchase of sound baffles for our large adoption area.

The sound baffles that were purchased with help of our Petfinder Foundation grant (recently purchased, so not yet delivered or installed) will help to drastically reduce the noise in our large-dog adoption area. This area houses 27 adoptable canines at any one time, and it can be a noisy room when all of the dogs get excited and start barking. Enrichment such as playgroups and Kongs help keep the dogs calm and happy, but when they get started barking, the room can be very loud to the dogs, volunteers and staff, and to possible adopters. This noise has even deterred potential adopters from viewing dogs in this area. We are really hoping that these sound baffles can help reduce the noise, thus helping the dogs and hopefully resulting in more adoptions.

How many pets did this grant help?

There are 27 kennels in our large adoption area, with new dogs coming and going every day.

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

Sweet Daria (first and second photos) has been waiting for a home since June 2018 and she resides in our large-dog adoption area. Although dogs have playgroups, volunteer time and enrichment throughout the day, this area still becomes very noisy, and sensitive dogs such as Daria and subject to the loud noises of the kennel for the majority of the day. These sound baffles will help to provide her with a more quiet and comfortable environment until the day she gets adopted. Meet Daria:

Keebler (third photo) is another pup who, although she can really pull off the noise-cancelling headphone look, will absolutely love the new sound baffles thanks to the Petfinder Foundation.