DALLAS — At Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, senior citizens live in a small community and engage in various activities. One particular activity that has become popular is crafting sessions.
Penny Tipton, the activity director, organizes them and shows residents how to make things like handmade bird feeders. However, this month, Tipton wanted to try something a little bit different and offered the seniors an opportunity to help make dog beds for the Frisco Humane Society. Their goal is to make 50 beds by the end of summer and have so far made over two dozen of all sizes and shapes to accommodate all 50 dogs being fostered. As they work, the residents discuss their former pets and share stories with love and laughter.
We reached out to Heather Cox, the dog coordinator for the Frisco Humane Society, to ask just how big of an impact this really has on their program. Cox replied that they are a foster only, volunteer-based organization, so a lot of financial burden falls on the foster family to provide things like beds, food, shelter, grooming, and toys. The Humane Society covers vet bills thanks to generous donations and fundraising activities, but sometimes it’s the littlest things that make the most difference.
“The dog beds Mustang Creek is making for us will serve great purpose as our foster families are able to provide a clean, new dog bed to foster animals without any out of pocket expenses. Personally, my current foster is sleeping on an old comforter.”
Having a nice, soft, fleece bed to sleep on is sure to make these foster pups feel even better and Cox can’t wait for hers to arrive. She says they are incredibly grateful to the Mustang Creek community, who reached out to them to arrange for the donations. Mustang Creek also put out a donation drop-off box for other pet supplies as well. For everyone involved, especially the pups, it’s a win-win situation.
Via Dallas News