Grant Donates Thundershirts To Central Brevard Humane Society
By Space Coast Daily // October 29, 2012
Reduces Dogs' Stress & Anxiety In Storms
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Central Brevard Humane Society has received a donation of 55 Thundershirts through a grant valued at more than $2,100 from the Petfinder Foundation to use with homeless dogs at the shelter in Cocoa.
The jackets have been designed to reduce the stress and anxiety in shelter dogs, in turn making them more adoptable and better able to find their new “forever” homes.
“We are very excited to be able to provide the dogs at our shelter with these jackets,” said Theresa Clifton, executive director of the Central Brevard Humane Society. “It fits snug and tight around the dog’s midsection and gives them a secure sense – allowing them to be less anxious in their surroundings.”
Thundershirt was founded in 2009 by Phil Blizzard, whose 10-year-old, 50-pound mutt named Dosi was extremely frightened by loud noises such as thunderstorms and fireworks.
The gentle constant pressure of the Thundershirt worked to calm Dosi during those times, according to the company website, thundershirt.com.
“We’ve been committed to supporting animal shelters and rescue groups nationwide,” Blizzard said. “The Petfinder Foundation does incredible work and we are proud of this partnership as we continue our mission of bringing relief to the millions of dogs affected by anxiety and fear issues.”
The Petfinder Foundation saves lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations are more sustainable.
Since 2003 the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups.
For more information, contact the Central Brevard Humane Society at 321-636-3343 or visit http://crittersavers.com./