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Rochester Animal Services: Dogly Do Good Grant Report

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

We used these funds to help pay for our cat and dog enrichment programs, which include Kongs, Nylabones, cat toys, etc.

We get some of these enrichment items from public donations but not nearly enough to sustain the nearly 6,000 animals that pass through each year. A few times each week, volunteers come through the shelter to give these special treats to the animals to help them stay happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while they await their forever homes. It is important to helping the animals pass time in a playful way each week.

How many pets did this grant help?

Best estimate is 50-60, but some of them will continue to be used with new animals that stay at the shelter.

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

Bella was with us for more than 45 days awaiting a forever family to find her. We knew this 3-year-old beauty would make a great companion for anyone. She loves agility and running through tunnels and can catch treats in the air. She is a sweet girl who loves to snuggle in the volunteers’ laps. Bella kept a clean kennel and loves riding in the car. Without these important supplies, Bella would not have stayed mentally engaged during her stay to stay stable and find her new family. Thank you so much for helping us continue to help Rochester’s homeless pets.

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