When a lost or unwanted pet enters the shelter system, it’s a strange and harsh environment for an animal accustomed to the love of what should have been a forever home. Sometimes the stress caused while in the shelter ends with a dog or cat becoming ill or exhibiting bad behavior. Unfortunately sick and distressed pets are euthanized when other options are available.
Headed by Dr. Pamela Fisher, the Rescue Animal MP3 Project is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio. The MP3 provides such additional titles as Canine Lullabies, Mozart for Dogs, Music Cats Love and Songs to Make Dogs Happy. The universal language of music touches our animal friends as shown by recent scientific studies. Specific musical compositions can help pets cope with common phobias such as thunderstorms, household noise, and stress. Music can create a harmonious environment for animal companions while also improving their health and behavior.
Click here for more information on this project. Prince said the shelter could not be more pleased to be part of this project stating
“We have 45 dog runs, most of which are full every day. This can create additional stress on our animals, which the new music should help relieve.”
Videos of the amazing effects of this system are available at the Rescue Animal MP3 website. The Columbus County Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 12 pm until 4 pm. The shelter will remain closed on Thursday and Friday of this week in celebration of Thanksgiving. The shelter will operate on a limited basis on Wednesday to allow field officers to train on their new computer system.