Animal Rescue New Orleans: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Kongs were used to enrich the lives of shelter dogs.
The Kongs help in so many ways. We fill them with peanut butter or cheese and use them to enrich, distract and calm dogs who are nervous or bored at the shelter. They can also be used as a training tool, especially once they realize what they are getting. It also helps with anxiety and fear. This was truly a great donation which helped our precious rescues. When they are more relaxed, they are also more adoptable.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Trylah was a dog pulled from [an open-intake] shelter. She would do so well at adoption events, but did not show well in her run. She was very exited and would jump and bark. We started giving her peanut-butter Kongs on a regular basis. This seemed to help her get some of her anxiety out. Thanks to KONG for making a difference in a shelter dog’s life, all the way to the happy ending! She went to a great home, where she is living the good life.