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Pasadena Humane Society: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The product is used by our behavior team to provide enrichment activities to the animals in our care.

This grant helped provide the animals in our care with enrichment activities that help keep their minds stimulated. Being in a shelter environment can be stressful, but the Kong gives the animals an outlet for that stress. And since Kongs are very durable, they will continue to provide hours of enrichment to the animals in our care for the rest of the year.

How many pets did this grant help?

1100

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

Meet Zoey. Zoey was surrendered to us by her owner in March. When she first came into our care, Zoey was nervous and would vocalize at the front of her kennel very loudly. In the kennel environment, Zoey was struggling with stress and anxiety. Volunteers found it difficult to handle her and she became mouthy and unruly.

Our enrichment volunteers and staff worked with Zoey to help satisfy her daily needs. One of Zoey’s favorite things to do is chew and lick. By providing Zoey will a Kong filled with treats and canned food, we were able to provide an outlet that helps her keep calm and engaged. She is now enjoying coming out of her kennel and playing with toys, including her favorite red Kong!

The behavior team and volunteers at Pasadena Humane are very appreciative of these kinds of donations and would not be able to continue to provide essential enrichment without people like you. You can meet Zoey here.

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