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Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

KONG product was used for our Pawsitive Beginnings Puppy Rehab program to help our abandoned puppies socialize, train and build confidence to be adoptable. We use them as interactive toys and training treats.

The KONG toys help us to interact with scared puppies, gain their trust and help them to be confident, and eventually adoptable!

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Riley was rescued from an abandoned building. All alone, and only 12 weeks old, she was frightened and confused. Her first weeks of life were spent on her own, terrified of people, so we worked for several weeks to gain her trust. Using a peanut butter-stuffed KONG as a training tool, she learned to trust and would eventually take the KONG from our hand. We are happy to report that she has been adopted, and her favorite toy is still a KONG!

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