Stray Animal Adoption Program: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The product (KONG) was distributed to adult dogs and puppies who currently reside in foster care.
Because of a rescue's need of funding and volunteerism, toys are often overlooked when donating because other needs are so great. Foster families provide necessary food and items such as leashes and collars to their foster pets, often paying out of their own pockets. When we receive these luxuries (toys), both the foster families and the foster pets themselves are greatly appreciative of such items that encourage newly placed fosters, who are often frightened, to break out of their shells and feel at ease in their new environments.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Magnum (first photo) was rescued by our organization and placed in a medical foster facility. He was heartworm-positive and was neglected/abused prior to being placed in our care. At first, Magnum was hesitant to interact with or play with things due to his previous environment; however, thanks to his great medical foster family and their persistence in socializing Magnum by constant interaction and playing with toys such as Kongs with him, he became more active with humans, and found himself a furever home!