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New Hope Animal Rescue Center: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We used the Kong toys that we received to entertain and calm down our shelter dogs during storms. We are in a metal building and you can hear it storming. Our dogs get really scared or restless, so the Kongs filled with peanut butter or treats keep their minds busy!

It helped in many ways. We did not have to use operations money to buy toys, and the Kong toys have helped keep our dogs busy during storms.

How many pets did this grant help?

It has helped 40, plus the Kongs will continue to help the new dogs brought in.

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

This is Deacon. He was rescued from Hurricane Florence. He came to us very scared and confused. Every time it would storm, Deacon would try to hide under his blanket or bed. He went through a lot with the hurricane and all, so we wanted to give him something that would keep his mind off things during storms. That’s exactly what the Kong toys did. We filled them up with treats and Deacon would stay busy trying to get the treat out. He did not even worry about the thunder and rain. Thanks, Kong!

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