Karen Martin and her team at Franklin County Humane Society started in the early ‘90s in a very rural county in the Pan Handle of Florida. They have about 40 dogs at any given time at their facility. Recently she got together with her team and put on a Kuranda Bed Drive, which allowed her to have Kuranda bed donations from all her local and non-local loyal and loving friends and family. She was donated 28 beds which were able to take care of all of her inside runs, and most of her outside runs, where the dogs spend a lot of their time during the day. Karen says “people were very generous, we got a huge response very quickly, we’re absolutely thrilled, not only are Kuranda beds more comfortable for the dogs, but they look a whole lot better in the runs, and that makes a difference.” She also said that “people want to help, but they usually don’t know how, but if you give them an easy, tangible way to contribute to a shelter, to their local community shelter, they’ll do it, and that makes them feel good.” And this is what the Kuranda Dog Bed drives are about. It’s an easy way for people to donate to their local shelter, or whoever they want, in the easiest way possible.
One success story that sticks out to Karen is about a Bloodhound named Red. Red was brought to Franklin County Humane Society as a stray and was in horrible condition. Karen looked at Red and saw how bad his condition was and knew that he could be helped, but it was going to be a long road ahead. They fed him 3 times a day with vitamins, and iron, he was very anemic. Karen had him checked out by a veterinarian to make sure he didn’t have any underlying organ damage, which he didn’t. Since Red’s adoption at Franklin County Humane Society, he has just blossomed in the month since he’s been there. He’s happy, full of energy and loves being around the people who opened their arms and hearts to him and he’s forever grateful.