Forest County Humane Society: WAHL Grooming Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Since we have no groomer on staff and cannot afford to pay for regular grooming for our animals, the grant helps to ensure our animals stay clean and well-groomed during their stay and look nice for their new adopters before going home. The shampoo reduces the amount of time and money we need to spend grooming our dogs so we can focus our funds on veterinary care and improving the facility.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Kip is an 8-year-old Australian cattle dog mix who was abandoned in the yard of a shelter employee a few months ago. He was sweet off the bat but had an enlarged eye that needed to be removed due to glaucoma. He was shedding terribly and had dandruff due to poor food quality. Kip’s loving yet sassy personality captured the heart of every shelter staff member and volunteer and he soon became a favorite. Through the help of a caring individual, we were able to raise enough money to cover the cost of surgery to remove his eye, lowering his pain level and cosmetically improving his appearance. Being one of the only longer-haired dogs who came in who did not have severe matting, we knew that although he simply required a shampoo and conditioning, we wanted to make him look as adorable as possible in hopes of finding him a home sooner. After a good washing with the WAHL shampoo and a quick brushing, Kip’s fur looked better than ever! Although we have not found him an adoptive home yet, we are positive that his upgraded appearance will increase his chances of finding a home for the holiday! Thank you for choosing the Forest County Humane Society as a recipient of the WAHL shampoo grant and for helping us help them!