Volunteers of Muskegon County Animal Control (dba Pound Buddies): Play Yard Renovation Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Play yard renovation for additional room for our furry friends to play safely.

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

The playgroup program is the MOST beneficial and important enrichment and stress-reduction program we offer. Rather than one animal, this helps (literally) EVERY, SINGLE DOG that is housed at the shelter. The fencing provides more opportunity for us to get dogs out to be social and to reduce stress. The additional fencing also allows us more meet-and-greet areas for potential adopters to interact with the dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

We take in an average of 1,500 dogs annually.

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

From our Executive Director, Lana Carson: "To limit this response to one dog I feel would be a gross understatement of what this fencing provides for the animals! Again, literally every single dog will benefit from this grant! We do have dogs who are timid and some are a little more rambunctious than others, but once they are introduced properly, they soon learn to play, play, play."