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Kokomo Humane Society: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We received Kong toys for the dogs.

This is a great help in adding enrichment to the lives of the dogs while they are at our shelter. We conduct playgroups 6-7 days a week, but it is also nice to have an enjoyable activity for them inside the kennel.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, approximately 500 dogs have benefited from having the Kong toys. We will continue to use them and expect to have 1,200 dogs enjoy them in a year's time.

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

Luna is a 1-year-old pit mix. She came to us as a stray on Sept. 26, 2018, with a collar and tags, but the owner whose number was on the tag denied that she was his dog. Luna is a sweet girl; she is strong and very high-energy as well as a pit mix, which means her length-of-stay with us will tend to be longer. The bright side of this is that she was able to participate in our daily playgroups as well as take part in Kong toy enrichment. Having had her with us for so long enabled us to get to know her personality and temperament. She was adopted just the other day and we are so thrilled that she has gotten such a wonderful new home just in time for Christmas.

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