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Crossroads Animal Rescue - CARE: Grant Report

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

The Thundershirts are used for any dog in our rescue who appears anxious. This is usually short-term as they first adjust to a new environment, but may be used long-term for dogs with severe anxiety. They are also used when pets are anxious during blood collection or vaccination.

The Thundershirts we received have been a big help for our anxious shelter dogs. We have used them many times as we get in new adult dogs who are initially very nervous. The shirts help the majority of patients to relax and adjust more easily to their new environment.

How many pets did this grant help?

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

Morgan, a Boxer mix in the first photo, was very nervous when she was turned in to our rescue. She was anxious both in and out of her crate. We put her Thundershirt on and she immediately began to relax. She gradually became less anxious in her new environment and soon was able to stop wearing it at all.

Bliss, a Lab mix, has always been an anxious dog and benefited greatly from her Thundershirt in both her foster home and while she was at our shelter. She wore it while meeting new adoptive owners and it helped her to relax enough to show her great personality. She has been adopted and her new owners have a Thundershirt for her to help her relax when she encounters something new.

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