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New Hope Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The KONGs were used to help our new momma and her 10 babies! When we got the granted KONGs, we had just rescued a momma who had been living in the woods with her 10 babies. They were skin and bones. The poor puppies wouldn’t have made it much longer in the wild. We took them in and purchased food and Dyne, a nutritional supplement, for them all. The KONGs were used as chew toys for the babies to keep them entertained.

This grant allowed us to provide a toy for each of the puppies as they grew up; all were allowed to take one home as they were adopted.

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A Good Samaritan found this family — a momma dog and her 10 babies — dumped on a county road off Highway 169. It took them awhile to catch them all. When they realized how bad they looked, they couldn’t leave them. So they brought all of them home and called for help.

This amazing family agreed to keep the puppies at their home through their 14-day quarantine to make sure they didn’t have parvo. We started vaccines and deworming, and provided food and Dyne. After their quarantine, we moved them into our pup hut.

The babies were so tiny and so skinny. Momma dog looked just as bad. But with good food and love, it wasn’t long before they were fat and happy! All the puppies have been adopted and so was their momma.

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