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NMDOG: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The Kong toys were used for both recreation and training for dogs who are currently occupying kennels at our headquarters. These dogs are being boarded while awaiting medical and/or behavioral clearance.

These brightly colored Kong toys/training devices are a happy gift to our dogs because there is rarely much left over in our budget to spend on such things. Because most of our dogs come to us from chaining/hoarding situations, these treats are especially appreciated by our furbabies as a way to help socialize and reward them.

How many pets did this grant help?

10 dogs, plus five others who were treated on the Fourth of July (see photos)

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

There are three dogs in these photos: Cosmic Charlie (first photo) came to us from the border of Mexico in desperate shape (second photo) and had to have his eyes removed. So he is blind, but making progress with his socialization.

Walter (third photo), a cream-colored Akbash dog, came to us from a remote rural area of New Mexico, where he was chained as part of a large-scale hoarding case.

James Bond (fourth photo), a solid-white husky, was running at large in Albuquerque, and we pursued him for two months until he was finally safe.

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