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Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS): KONG Toys Grant Report

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

Kong toys were used for our enrichment program and at night when the staff leaves for the day. We are looking forward to utilizing the Kong toys during the winter months when it is too cold for the dogs to be outside!

The Kong Toy Grant helped our shelter guests by providing enrichment for our more active breeds and for all guests at night when our staff leaves for the day.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Sampson (first two photos) was a transfer from Texas who had a rough start to his young life. He was terrified of people, toys and new environments. Our staff and volunteers worked daily to increase his confidence, and each day brought his tail higher and more interest in his toys. He began to look forward to his Kong treat and we are happy to report that a lovely family adopted him and he now has his very own little girl to go on adventures with!!

Todd (third photo) was brought in as a stray after his person dumped him in the National Forest. It was apparent that he had an injury to his front leg. After examination, it was determined that this was an old break that did not heal properly and that treatment would include amputation in order to increase his quality of life. TCRAS gave this sweet boy his Kong toy to help distract him from the pain, both pre- and post-operation. We are thrilled to announce that the high-school boy who found him in the National Forest is now his forever person!!

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