ABOVE: For their public service day, the Friends Seminary School hosted a Mother's Comfort Project.
We have delivered more than 7,000 hand-made beds to shelter animals and want to sew and deliver thousands more! Our goal is to bring as many warm beds to animal shelters as possible. We need your support to keep this project going, so if you’d like to help, you can donate whatever you can.
We started Mother’s Comfort Project in New York City in 2009 when we discovered the shelters use linens and bedding very quickly and desperately need beds. Animal shelters can be cold and noisy. Beds comfort the animals who are coping with the stresses of the shelter, making them more likely to sleep better and fight off illnesses that can run through shelters.
We have also made thousands of catnip toys, giving cats a boost and some fun, and also making them look more perky for potential adopters. Giving dogs and cats a bed soothes them, and we can tell you from experience, that every one of them who I’ve met gives thanks with their own show of gratitude — lovey eyes, purrs and licks. View the first video of the Mother’s Comfort Project, we’ve made lots more beds since then, but you can see how much the animals appreciate their new beds.
LEFT: Rational Animal Founder, Susan Brandt, with Rheda Brandt and Ambassador Sadie Blackstar.
Rational Animal is accepting donations in memory of Rheda Brandt, the creator of our very special Mother’s Comfort Project. Rheda Brandt was the beloved mother of Susan Brandt, Founder of Rational Animal, Laura Brandt, Rational Animal board member and Vanessa Wensing, DVM, Rational Animal veterinary advisor.
Rheda passed away on March 26, 2011 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was so loved and will be so missed, but her legacy will live on in helping so many homeless animals in shelters who need some mother’s love and comfort.