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Watertown Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

Watertown Humane Society is so grateful to have been awarded the P.L.A.Y Pet Beds Grant. Our foster pups and the dogs with special physical considerations have benefitted greatly from this product.

These beds have provided an extra layer of comfort for our shelter dogs who have had surgery and need a little extra TLC while recovering from their medical procedures. We also give the beds to our puppy fosters so that their pups have a little bit of extra comfort while adapting to life in their foster homes.

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This sweet pup, now named Eleanor (Ellie), was brought to Watertown Humane Society on Sept. 1, 2022, in a cardboard box. Someone had found her in the box on the side of the road. She was approximately 2 months old, weighed only about 5 lbs., and her left rear leg was only a partial limb.

Later that day, she was taken into the foster home of one of our part-time staff members. Her rear partial limb was amputated on Oct. 12.

Ellie’s stump has healed nicely, she is a healthy weight, and is thriving. Her adjustment to having three legs has been amazing!

Ellie has her own P.L.A.Y. bed at home, and we have a special one set aside for her at the shelter because we love when her mom brings her in to visit us.

Ellie’s official adoption will be happening very soon, because she has stolen the hearts of her foster family, who are soon to be Ellie’s foster failures and forever family.

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