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Chicagoland Animal Rescue NFP: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The products were given to foster families and to cats who stay in our adoption center for enrichment and to help them experience less stress during their temporary stay in our rescue.

We were able to enrich the temporary stay of seven foster cats and 12 cats in our adoption space. They were a variety of ages (from juvenile kittens to senior cats) and each found enjoyment and entertainment in the toys!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We were able to feature shy adult cat Jovi (first and second photos), who was a timid tortoiseshell female who was given up when her former owner became ill and passed away. The toys helped us engage Jovi and see her personality, and she experienced more adoption interest after this feature and was adopted shortly after!

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