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Caruthersville Humane Society, Inc.: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We are a small, no-kill shelter in the Bootheel of Missouri. All our kennels are indoors, but we have an outdoor play area. While the dogs go outside for a bit two times a day, some high-energy dogs need challenges for the kennels. We have many dogs that are high-energy and we find that the Kong toys help keep them occupied and give them something to do. They are durable and easy to clean between use.

We have really seen a change in the hyperactivity in the kennel room. When you give the Kong toys to an active dog, it helps keep them occupied and gives them stimulation. We have found that they are ideal in our setting and help us to keep the animals busy and using their minds.

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Biff (first photo) is a boxer mix who is afraid of his own shadow. He barks aggressively when people come into the kennel and gets passed over for adoption, but he really is a scaredy cat. He loves the Kong toy. He is not one to take a treat from someone, but he will play with the Kong toy for hours and stay involved with the challenge. It helps keep him quieter and socialized in the kennel.

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