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Humane Society of Waupaca County: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The Kongs were used to replace some of the old, worn-out Kongs we were using for our dogs, and replace others that we had let dogs take to their new homes with them.

The Kongs are a big part of our enrichment plan. We try to give them to all the dogs daily to give them something to look forward to every afternoon. This helps make their stay here more pleasant, especially for the long-term residents.

How many pets did this grant help?

Over 30

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

Tripp was a 6-month-old Vizsla who was surrendered to HSWC. He initially had a little anxiety and a lot of pent-up energy. Being able to offer him a Kong was a great way to help make him comfortable here and give him something to do with all that energy. He was also underweight, so having the extra treat in the afternoon helped with weight gain as well. We love that we can customize what we load into the Kongs to meet the needs of each dog. He was adopted just a week after he was neutered.

The other dog is Bailey, an 8-year-old boy. He was surrendered because he had anxiety issues. He has been very satisfied with having a Kong to play with here, and even took it to his foster home. We have noticed pretty normal behavior since he’s been given a task to do daily and hope he will be adopted soon. He currently has an adoption pending.

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