Northern Oklahoma Humane Society (Ponca City Humane Society): Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This money was used for the purchase of kiddie pools for the dogs to play in during the summer heat.
By providing pools to the dogs in our care, we were able to give them enrichment through playtime. We also use the pools as a safe place for mama dogs to raise newborn puppies. This gives the mom and her family an area that the pups can't get out of, but she can. We have two dedicated rooms and a patio at our new facility for the care of mother/puppy groups.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Kavik, a husky mix, was rescued from our local municipal shelter — he was found as a stray and never claimed. As most huskies are, Kavik is very energetic and adventurous. As you can see, he thoroughly enjoyed his water time. Oklahoma can have some brutal summer days, so having this water time to cool off is a huge blessing for our dogs. Kavik is the type of dog who needs special attention, and lots of it! Being able to provide him an outlet for energy as well as a way to cool off on a hot day was an amazing opportunity for him as well as our staff. He has been adopted.