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Kent County Animal Shelter receives thunder-proof dog accessory

5:08 PM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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Modeling a "thunder shirt"

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Kent County Animal Shelter now has a new tool to use for dogs in severe weather.

The ThunderShirt is supposed to tightly wrap around dogs, providing a little extra comfort during the scary sounds of thunderstorms.

Kent County Animal Shelter representatives say the dogs often come into the shelter as skittish animals, either by nature or because of years of neglect and abuse. Storms usually give the dogs more anxiety, prompting potential owners to shy away from choosing that particular pet.

54 ThunderShirts were donated on Tuesday thanks to Chow Hound and Pet Supplies Plus.

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