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Calhoun County Canine Shelter: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

Toys are going to be used to keep the dogs busy while they wait for homes. We are small, so now we have a nice cache to get through the coming year. We handle about 50-60 dogs a year, with less than half returning to owner.

The dogs tend to get bored when at the shelter, so this gives some enrichment. Dogs in the training program are happy to have new toys to change out and keep them busy between sessions. We have plenty of treats and cheese to fill them with and entertain them!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Nickel is a senior pet who came in due to drug issues in her owner’s household. She loves treats, but due to her age, she prefers softer toys and stuffies over Nylabones or hard toys. Kongs are right up her alley! Nickel has since been adopted!

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