Save-A-Mutt: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We are a foster-based organization and with every new foster, we give them all the supplies they need: crates, dishes, toys, and beds! The P.L.A.Y. donation was wonderful because having beds to go out, both as crate liners and for the fosters' homes, saves us from having to buy new beds. Not to mention, they wash well, and one of our puppy fosters uses the beds on top of a raised cot, so they get washed often.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Currently all the pets who have used the beds have either been adopted or are long-term fosters for medical reasons. Zoey is a 8-year-old, 9-lb. poodle/dachshund mix. She is currently in foster, using the beds. She was dumped at a local shelter as a euthanasia request; her owner said Zoey was paralyzed and had other medical issues.
Our senior dog team, in conjunction with our veterinary team, discovered that she in fact had a urinary-tract infection and leaked urine. Again, the washability of these beds was important, since they had to be swapped out and cleaned if she leaked. She is not paralyzed — she runs and plays like an old dog does — and we are still trying to determine her long-term plan.