Molly's Mutts Animal Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The KONG toys were used to stimulate the dogs in our care and keep them from being stagnant. The toys also helped to distract the dogs and lowered the instances of food aggression in the kennels! The KONG toys are virtually indestructible and allowed the dogs to take any chewing needs out on them without ruining them. They also gave them something to focus on and enjoy.
This grant provided much-needed stimulation to the lives of the dogs in our care. Some of the dogs in our care have been with us for 6+ months, and with the help of the KONG toys, they were able to get some frustrations out by chewing on the toys. There have been fewer instances of food aggression and kennel aggression, since the toys provide a distraction and give them something else to focus on!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Arrow has been with us for nearly seven months now and, due to his breed (border collie mix), Arrow quickly became what we call “kennel crazy.” He would pace his kennel, jump up the walls, bark incessantly, and had started biting when he felt uncomfortable. After giving Arrow a KONG toy that he could chase around and be as rough as he wanted with, we started to notice that Arrow was much calmer throughout the day and had even begun to lounge on his Kuranda bed, which he had not done during the day in quite a while. The KONG toy, paired with his outdoor playtime, seems to be just what Arrow needed to let out that pent-up energy and find some time to relax! Arrow is now in a home on a foster-to-adopt basis and his mom loves him very much!