St. Clair County Animal Control: KONG Toy Grant

What was the money or product used for?

We use the Kongs for enrichment purposes for the dogs and the cats in the shelter.

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

We have a large number of dogs and cats that we cycle through without a large volume of volunteers, making their stimulus time short. By utilizing the Kong toys, we are able to expand their enrichment time with minimal personnel.

How many pets did this grant help?

100 and counting

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

We had a dog named Tripp (first and second photos) who was extremely good outside of his cage, but when he was in his kennel and members of the public would walk through, he would bark and jump, not showing well. He also would make a mess out his kennel every time a person would walk by. Before we’d walk families through, we would give him a frozen, filled Kong toy to keep him occupied, and he was adopted within the first week of using that method. He is now happy in his home with a great family and a nice older brother.

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