Pibbles and More Animal Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The KONG toys that were awarded to us were used in a KONG enrichment program that we created for our foster dogs.
This grant helped multiple dogs in our care who needed additional types of enrichment to help stimulate them mentally and keep them busy in their foster homes.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Clarabella (first photo) came to us from Animal Care Centers of NYC. She had a fractured femur upon intake at the shelter and, when we sent her to our surgeon in Brooklyn, it was determined that she needed to have her leg amputated. Due to her amputation, she was on crate rest while she healed and was unable to be as active as she would have liked. The KONG enrichment program that we built was able to help keep her mind busy so that she didn’t get bored, even though she was lacking physical exercise. Clarabella was adopted and at the time of adoption she was sent home with a KONG toy. This toy helped transition her into her new home. It was an item she was familiar with and a great way to help her adjust and keep her occupied while transitioning with her new family.