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Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We received a shipment of Kong toys, which are wonderful! Depending on allergies/likes/dislikes, we fill them with peanut butter to keep them engaged and prevent boredom.

We love Kong toys, but as a nonprofit with a limited budget, we are not able to buy top-of-the-line toys like these. They are very helpful for keeping dogs from being bored, particularly if they have been here long-term. Boredom can create behavioral issues, which in turn makes it even harder for them to find homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

It is difficult to give a definite number of pets that the grant has helped. We recycle them as needed. When one pet leaves for a new home, another pet will benefit from the Kong (after sanitizing). Since Kings are almost indestructible, it would literally be hundreds of animals being helped.

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

Jones is a 2-year-old American bulldog mix looking for a home with an experienced dog handler. Just look at that adorable face. We think he is very photogenic! Like many 2-year-olds, Jones sometimes has trouble focusing on one thing at a time, and is easily bored. He loves to chew, and the KONGS give him that opportunity to chew and stay focused while preventing possible behavioral issues or destructive habits. KONGS are so sturdy! Jones has yet to destroy one, although other toys were not as fortunate. You can meet him here.

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