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Crossing Paths Animal Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We received 20 Kong toys.

We are an organization that is dependent upon the generosity of donations, and which strives each and every day in hopes of making the days better and brighter for the rescues in our care. The Petfinder Foundation has provided the sunshine over our rescue, the stimulation, play and comfort that we, as a small organization, are all too often unable to provide. Our rescues range from chewers, teethers, barkers, and diggers, to those suffering separation anxiety and others who need weight-management solutions or simply stimulation to overcome boredom. These behaviors know no boundaries and do not exclude those found in shelters and rescues. Our puppies, our seniors and all of our rescues in between have a need for positive stimulation, challenging play, or simple comfort.

The Petfinder Foundation grant reaches beyond our immediate need for our rescues, as Kong toys have proven to be superior, long-lasting products that can offer many months of health and happiness for all sizes, ages, breeds and colors of rescues that cross our path. When Crossing Paths Animal Rescue sought assistance to make a difference in the lives of our rescues, the Petfinder Foundation brightened our rescues' days by being the difference!

How many pets did this grant help?

At least 20 at a time, and many more rescues to come. Expectancy is 100+.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The Petfinder Foundation grant, which provided 20 Kong products for our organization, has made an immediate and positive impact on the lives of several of the rescues in our care — most notably Cindy. Cindy was pregnant when she was brought into rescue in September 2016. With her litter now long since adopted, she spent months waiting for a home of her own. But upon receiving her Kong toy, she quickly started to play and enjoy mental stimulation, returning her to her “inner puppy.” We are pleased to announce that, within days of getting her Kong, Cindy found her forever family!

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