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Stihl Saving Paws: Grant Report

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

Our fearful pets in our program.

This product was so helpful on a couple of feral puppies that we have, a dog who was scared of storms, and a dog we have had her whole life who has anxiety.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

The Thundershirt has helped Missy, a senior lab who came from a hoarding case, who was recently adopted and ready for a new home with the help of her Thundershirt; two feral sisters we have had almost their whole lives; and, most importantly, the Thundershirt has helped Cleo, an Australian Shepherd we have had her whole life due to her anxiety difficulties. Cleo was very fearful, oftentimes did not trust humans to even touch her, would not make eye contact, and would even yawn with fear. Cleo has hidden in corners for most of her life, as pictured in the bottom photo. Thanks to the Thundershirt grant, Cleo is now making eye contact, loves to be petted, and is even coming out of her corner — not to mention I think she feels stylish in her pink Thundershirt! We are forever thankful we were given the opportunity to win the Thundershirt grant. We will continue to use the shirts that we were awarded for the dogs in our program and encourage adopters to purchase Thundershirts for the dogs who need them the most.