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Golden Belt Humane Society: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The Kong toys were a hit with the dogs! Not only did they provide an enrichment feature, but a treat feature as well.

The shelter seemed a bit more quiet when the Kongs were delivered to the dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

All the dogs had a chance to enjoy a treat and toy -- 40 dog kennels total. At random times, the dogs received the toys with treats.

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

Butch (first and second photos) is a very high-energy type dog. He often is bored when not being taken outside for playtime or given anything to play with inside his kennel — and he needs items that he can’t tear up. He jumps fences and loves to run, so when he’s given a Kong toy with treats inside, it helps keep his attention and energy level in check with the challenges of getting treats out from the Kong toy. And he can’t tear up or shred the Kong toy! What a great product to have for dogs who just need something more to do to enrich their lives during a temporary stay within a shelter. Thank you to all who made this possible! Meet Butch:

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