Collier Animal Rescue receives Thundershirt grant

Collier Animal Rescue has received a grant of five Thundershirts from the Thundershirt Company.

These are innovative jackets that use gentle pressure to calm pets and ease their anxiety. The company has partnered with the Petfinder.com Foundation to donate Thundershirts to adoption organizations across the country.

The goal of the grant program is to reduce the stress and anxiety in shelter animals, in turn making them more adoptable and better able to find their forever homes. In 80 percent of dogs who wear Thundershirts, they relieve fear of thunder, separation and travel anxiety, hyperactivity, leash pulling and more.

The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Since 2003 the foundation has provided more than $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations. Information: www.petfinder.com.

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