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Humane Society of the Ouachitas: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

Received Kongs for dog in our care.

Donated Kongs are being used to provide much-needed positive stimulation to dogs while they stay at the shelter or in foster homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

It is hard to calculate the number of dogs that will benefit from this donation of Kong toys. As the toys are so durable and easy to sanitize, a dog will receive one to play with during his/her stay. Once that dog is adopted, the Kong is sanitized and given to the next dog.

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

Jeannie came to our shelter as a puppy with a case of chronic Demodectic mange and has received many treatments for this condition. At the shelter, this Australian cattle dog mix was extremely excitable and developed sores on her skin from chewing on herself. She was taken in by a foster home, where she lived in an outside kennel and then gradually became a house pet. She has greatly benefited from her Kong. It has provided an appropriate outlet for her chewing and she loves to play with it. She now knows the commands sit, shake, roll over, down, and her favorite one: toy! She will bring you her Kong to play with. When she finds her forever home, it will have to be one with a Kong! Meet Jeannie:

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