In 2008, STAND bought dozens of Furminators, the fantastic grooming tool, and distributed them to our hardworking "indie" rescuer friends and rescue groups, as gifts. Free. Gratis.
Our theory is, if the dogs, cats and rabbits feel better & look better, they will get adopted into loving homes sooner. Then, more animals' lives can be saved by taking the place of those who just got adopted.
While the Furminators are costly, this is a wise and self-sustaining investment that will benefit hundreds of animals for years to come.