There is a lot of heart in Los Angeles for the animals. That is what Lu Parker and Sarah Grooters discovered when they asked the community to donate for dog beds for the South LA Shelter on Valentine's Day. Their campaign "Have a Heart, Donate a Kurnada Bed" was a huge success thanks in part to the local florists who gave a bouquet of flowers for every dog bed donated! They surpassed their goal of a bed for each of the 144 dogs in the shelter in no time! Visit Lu Parker's Facebook page for pictures and links to videos of the day the beds were assembled and delivered to the waiting dogs. You might spot Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Adam Sander at the event held on one of Sony's sound studios!
As the dogs climbed up on the beds, Lu writes "This makes my heart sing. Some of them can finally restâ¦after days, weeks, or months (or maybe their whole lives) of not being able to. Itâs an incredible gift to have been able to giveâa gift of relief and of comfort. Itâs a tremendous thought to ponder that maybe these dogs will be able to relax, at least for a little while. That maybe they will be able to take a break from their constant barking, pacing, and gnawing at the bars in anxiety. That maybeâjust maybeâthey can climb up off the cold, wet floor and fall into a sleep so deep their bodies and minds might steal not only a moment to refresh and rebuild themselves, but also to dream."