Forever Friends Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The KONG toys were used to help train, teach how to share, and provide comfort to many of our rescue dogs.

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

Giving the dogs/puppies something to call their own; giving them comfort; keeping them occupied for lengthy periods of time. And the KONGs are toys they cannot destroy!

How many pets did this grant help?

28

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

Pepe (first photo) is one of our boys who came to us at just 6 weeks old. For some reason, he never came around like his siblings did. He was always frightful and afraid of everything. Because of that, he received special attention from his foster mom. We have tried placing him, but he would have such anxiety that he would always get returned. He is afraid of many things, even some toys. We had an old KONG that had seen better days, and foster mom would put yummy stuff in it and Pepe would hang on to it and he would let go of his fears while licking for the goodies inside. So when he got his new one, he was one happy boy! For him, the KONG toy means much more than just something to play with!

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