S.A.V.E. Rescue Coalition: Disaster Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The P.L.A.Y. Chill Pads were used across our rescue to help with the huge number of animals we have taken in since Harvey. 325 animals have come into our rescue since Oct 1, 2017. We were able to expand the capabilities of our fosters to take more animals with additional crates and these wonderful Chill Pads.
Since we took in so many animals (about twice our usual number for this time period), our resources were stretched thin. These Chill Pads are so easy to wash and dry that fosters were happy to get them to help with the day-to-day of caring for these additional animals. Our dogs have loved the pads and some of our cats have also used them to comfy up their enclosures. We have also had some of our fosters use them on adoption days, as these pads are neat and fit the crate very well. They make a nice presentation when a dog or cat is in a crate at an adoption event.
How many pets did this grant help?
We received about 45 beds and many were used by several pets, so about 120 animals
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Ellen came into our rescue hurt and abandoned. Her main bed was a P.L.A.Y. Chill Pad, as it gave her plenty of cushion for her injuries, but was easy to wash and keep clean. Ellen had damage to her front paws and some bruising on her rear quarters from unknown sources. She came to us just a few weeks after the storm. After a few weeks of TLC and several vet visits, Ellen was continuing to make progress. She has since recovered and was adopted to the mom of one of our volunteers. She now resides in Hot Springs, Ark.