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Humane Society of Henderson County: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The money was used to purchase stimulating items, interactive toys, and other enrichment items for our shelter canines. We bought chew toys, treats, "Adopt Me" bandanas, etc.

This grant helped our organization purchase new items for all of our canines. Our items were old and were literally worn out. The dogs are loving having the toys with the treats in them that they have to work hard to get out. This helps keep them occupied instead of just sitting in their kennels.

How many pets did this grant help?

140 this month, but it will continue to enrich dogs for months. We hope we have enough toys to last at least one year and hopefully longer.

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

Hi, my name is Diesel! I’m a sweet guy who has had a really rough start to life. I survived parvo as a puppy and I sometimes guard my good around other dogs. However, I arrived at the shelter severely dehydrated and emaciated, so my resource-guarding is due to my history of starvation rather than aggression.

The great people at the shelter are feeding me and getting me healthy again, slowly but surely. I am very well-mannered and house trained. I am up-to-date on vaccines and will receive my rabies vaccination when I get neutered. I’m such a sweetie and really deserve a good home to grow up in!

(Diesel has several adoptions applications, so we think he will be in his new home within a few days.)

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