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Wenatchee Valley Humane Society: Bar Dog Operation Grant Report

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

The grant money we received was used for shading tarps for our play yard areas. We also used the funds to buy visual barriers in our play yards to ensure that all dogs could comfortably play.

This improved the quality of movement for the dogs at the shelter. They are able to get out and play in our play yards. The tarps provide the protection from the heat that our dogs so desperately needed. The visual barriers help to separate reactive dogs from shy dogs so they can play in their respective play yards comfortably.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 1,650

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

There are some dogs who are placed in our Behavior Modification program because of fearfulness, dog reactivity, and stranger danger. These traits would potentially result in euthanasia at other shelters. Our Behavior Modification team and volunteers work with them until they are ready to be adopted, no matter how long it takes.

Jasmine is a graduate of our B-Mod program. She was adopted by an incredibly loving family. During her time at WVHS, she was able to play outside in the play yards in the hot summer heat under the tarps. Not only that, she was fearful of other dogs, but that wasn’t an issue thanks to the visual barriers in our yards.

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