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Stafford SPCA: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

Kong toys were used for the dogs, to be filled with peanut butter and snacks, and to give them relaxing time with the toy when they needed a break.

Giving Kong toys to our more stressed-out dogs helps keep our shelter quiet and keeps our dogs occupied and happy, thus reducing shelter stress for everyone and making our shelter a more home-like environment.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Porkchop is a dog who’s been in our rescue for about two months. He LOVES attention so much that he can get a little bit sad when he doesn’t have a volunteer hanging out with him. Luckily, we have many volunteers who love to come visit him — but even a great dog like Porkchop can’t have visitors all the time. Porkchop loves spending time with people so much that he’ll sometimes grab onto their legs when they try to leave his room, as if in an effort to keep them with him for longer. One thing that has helped Porkchop a lot has been the Kong grant. We are sure to provide him with a Kong stuffed with healthy treats and a little bit of peanut butter whenever he’s having a particularly lonely day. It helps calm his nerves by giving him something to focus on and fills his belly with goodness. And of course, because they are Kong toys, they always prove to be durable and long-lasting, even for powerful chewers like Porkchop. Meet him:

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