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Zeus' Rescues: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The Kong Harvey Disaster Product Grant was received in September 2017 after Hurricane Harvey. The Kongs (valued at $3,000) were a huge hit with all of our rescue dogs!

Zeus' Rescues has a large outdoor play area for our rescues and they were able to enjoy playtime after a stressful transport. Some of the animals came from hoarding situations and had never had toys to play with! It was such a delight to be able to watch them learn how to play, fetch and retrieve and try to get the peanut butter out of the Kong! This donation allowed us to have interactive toys for the rescues and utilize all resources for their care while they were with us in rescue.

How many pets did this grant help?

60+ dogs

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

Zazu (first photo) came to us in pretty rough shape after the hurricane, as many of the dogs did. Zazu was matted and in need of a serious bath and grooming! After getting the medical attention and grooming, she was able to have play time in the outdoor yard. Chasing a petite Kong kept her occupied and exercised after a long and stressful transport. The Kong donation helped SO many of the dogs that came into our rescue after the hurricane.

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