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Hope4Hearts Animal Rescue, Inc.: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The Kong toys were given to our dogs in foster care.

The toys helped provide entertainment and stimulus to our pups, not only during playtime, but also while kenneled.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

One of our favorite stories is Mystic (first photo). His foster parents reported he loved playing with his Kong toy and insisted that it be in his kennel every night at bedtime. Mystic was recently adopted and took his Kong toy with him. From his Petfinder profile: “Hi, my name is Mystic. The vet says I’m about 1 1/2 years old. Some mean people left me and four others crammed in a crate in the freezing rain outside of a business and right when we were about to give up hope of ever being warm again, the employees found us the next morning and brought us in and warmed us up.

“They called a rescue group, where we found our foster parents, and they came and got us and have nursed us back to health from malnourishment and intestinal worms. I feel so much better now! And my foster parents say I’m a really good boy and deserve my own family. I love playing with my foster siblings and learning what love is all about from my amazing foster parents. Could you be my new forever family? I promise I’ll love you unconditionally and snuggle with you!” He has been adopted.

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