Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Kong toys were given to our dogs in foster homes and boarding.
The toys were given to our animals as something to play with. Our goal is to make sure our dogs have plenty of mental stimulation and activity. The Kong toys are a great product to help us keep that goal.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We sent three toys to our vet’s office that was boarding some of dogs until they found a new foster. Janie, Sea Waver and Cali were the first to play with them. Janie (first two photos) came to us injured and has now been transferred to another rescue that has access to a medical team for her.
Sea Waver (third photo) came to us as a stray who was found being attacked by a pack of dogs. He was at our vet for a few weeks recovering and once he was better he made it into a foster home! Unfortunately he wasn’t able to stay at his foster’s due to struggling with severe separation anxiety, and while he was in his kennel, he ended up hurting his face pretty bad. He went back to the vet and had to stay in boarding for a while until we were able to find him a foster. While in boarding, he was able to have his Kong toy to play with. The vet staff said his toy kept him busy and calm and helped him ease into a new medicine for his anxiety. Luckily we were able to find a stay-at-home wife to take him as a foster and he is doing great now! He is still hoping to find his furrever family soon. Meet Sea Waver: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39299672
Cali (fourth photo) also spent some time in boarding due to being too rough with her first foster siblings. During her stay, she was given a Kong toy and the vet staff said she also loved it. They filled it with treats and it was a great way to keep her busy! She has since found her furrever family and is doing great now!