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L.A.S.S.I. (aka Oceana County Animal Shelter): KONG Toys Grant Report

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

While the dogs are staying at the shelter and awaiting their new furever homes, the Kongs were invaluable in keeping them from getting bored. They loved them.

One dog in particular was at the shelter for more than a year and just recently got adopted. She is a strong girl and destroyed most toys, but not the Kongs -- she loved them, especially filled with treats. She would carry one around with her like a baby, probably so no other dog could get it.

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Calamity Jane was a 2-year-old pit/boxer who arrived at the shelter with her sister, Annie. They were both at the shelter for more than a year and no one had any interest in adopting them. They were both strong dogs and needed the right family.

Happily they both were recently adopted to great families who understood their needs. The Kong toys were invaluable in helping Jane and her sister Annie stay well-adjusted as they awaited their forever homes. Both sisters are very high-energy, large and very strong dogs. They destroy most toys immediately.

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