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Marion County Humane Society: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We were granted Kong toys, which we used for the dogs at the shelter.

The Kongs provided enrichment for the dogs in our care and the “favorites” were sent along with them when they were adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

This is Rocky, a 5-year-old pit bull with chronic skin problems who was surrendered to our shelter. Rocky had been in his home since he was a puppy and had even made the move to West Virginia from down south with his family. His owners had to take in a young family member with behavior problems who ended up being mean to Rocky, so Rocky was surrendered to us for his own safety. He had been very loved and was very confused to be left with us.

Rocky spent about three months with us waiting on the best forever home, and during this time we received the Kong toy grant. I don’t think he had ever seen one before, but once he figured out that it had yummy peanut butter in it, it became one of his favorite things. His Kong was sent with him when he finally got a new family.

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