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West Feliciana Animal Humane Society: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

These Kong toys were used in the play yard for our dogs to interact with each other. Also, some were used in each kennel for entertainment when dogs were kenneled for longer periods of time.

Some of our dogs get bored while in their kennels. These toys help to keep them active and entertained while being kenneled. Also, the toys with places for treats were great for them to take longer to reach their treats while trying to figure out how to get them out. Very nice.

How many pets did this grant help?

45 to 50 each day

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

We found that some of the dogs would just swallow a treat and look for more or for attention. When a treat is put in a Kong toy, it makes them figure out how to get the treat and to eat it more slowly. Puppies who like to chew were occupied with the balls. They would spend hours playing with and chasing the balls. One example is Biff, a boxer/Lab mix (pictured). Biff says, “I have longer hair and am super cute! I was found by a nice couple in Tunica Hills where my litter had been dumped and left with one cup of water. I am so happy I came to the shelter. I have made lots of great friends.” Meet Biff:

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