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Lakeshore Humane Society: Purina and Amazon Treats for the Holidays Grant Report

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

The 11 cases of Friskies Party Mix cat treats and 20 cases of Beggin' Strips dog treats were used in multiple ways. At the shelter, treats are used to gain the trust of timid or fearful animals and as rewards for good behavior, tools for behavior training, reinforcement for housetraining, and to make the dogs and cats happy and show them someone cares.

The gift of treats from the Petfinder Foundation, Purina and Amazon allowed us to provide the shelter cats and dogs with a little something special to brighten their holidays, with a little extra to keep them happy while waiting for their forever homes and families.

How many pets did this grant help?

Due to the large amount of treats received, we were able to help all the animals in the shelter during the holidays and continue to provide treats to the animals who have come through our doors since.

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

Coconut (first photo) is the senior man you can see meowing very loudly for his Friskies Party Mix! Coconut gets along very well with others and LOVES to snuggle! He recently made two new kitty friends, Solice and Tumbler, but would LOVE his very own forever home! Please check him out on Petfinder ( if you are interested in taking home this wonderful guy!

Raziel (second photo) is a very sweet boy who wants nothing more than to be outside playing with his person. Although Raziel was transferred from LHS to a rescue in Sheboygan, he made sure to get his share of the Beggin’ Strips before heading out! And, just days after arriving there, he was placed into a lovely forever home.

Carmel (third photo) is a charming senior man who is just a hoot to watch! He liked to stand on his hind legs and beg for attention by clapping his paws together. He, of course, got lots of petting in addition to Friskies Party Mix for his efforts! Carmel was adopted two months ago from our Petco location and then a month later his family came in and adopted a friend for him.

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