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Humane Society of the Ochocos: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Nine quality tarps to cover outdoor kennels to account for hot and cold weather.

Although our initial grant request was for a four-cage bank to accommodate larger-scale rescues and for emergency sheltering needs, despite efforts to fund with other grantors, we have utilized the funds for better sheltering for our outdoor kennels. With this grant, we were able to purchase excellent tarps from a local supplier that provide a dark side and reverse light side and can be adjusted based on season. (The white side is reflective in hot weather; black for cold seasons.) These cover nine of our kennels which can also serve as extra, temporary capacity if needed for dog rescues.

How many pets did this grant help?

Unlimited

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

Ranger has been with HSO since 2012 and he is a special case and friend to us. Used as a bait dog when he was younger, he does not get along with other animals and requires a 6-foot, solid fence. He is a wonderful dog and well known by our supporters, who love him dearly. Until the day he is adopted, Ranger enjoys his own kennel space both inside and out, so he will enjoy the comfort and cover provided by these tarps thanks to your grant. Please help us adopt Ranger! You can meet him here.

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