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Kings SPCA: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received Kongs. The products are used to provide our bigger-breed dogs who have more energy with a means of safely entertaining themselves while in isolation kennels for purposes of quarantine, or at night.

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

It has proved to save resources such as blankets that would otherwise be destroyed by these pups’ need to chew. Additionally, since they are unable to break the Kongs apart, we have not had to remove them when staff aren’t around in fear of the dogs choking.

How many pets did this grant help?

100+

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

Athena (first photo) was a massive, 150-lb. pup. She and her brother came to us as a neglected and bonded pair. Her brother died the night they arrived to the shelter due to prior medical issues. Athena slipped into a deep depression. We couldn’t get her to eat, drink, use the bathroom, etc. We did find that she would eat treats and whatnot out of a Kong and she seemed to be happy while playing with the Kong. We used this as a tool to get her to come around. She was adopted about a month ago.

Kings SPCA: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We have given the KONG toys to our shelter dogs and they love them! We put peanut butter in them.

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

It helped us immensely! We rely solely on the communties surrounding our shelter for donations, and while they are always very generous with food and other supplies, we hardly ever get toys as part of a donation. We love you guys for sharing your amazing toys with our shelter! We love the quality of KONG products!!!

How many pets did this grant help?

We gave a KONG toy to all of our furbabies and still have a few left over. We gave the toys to 40 dogs.

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

Every one of our dogs was helped by the KONG toys! You see, we have indoor and outdoor kennels; during the day we take all the dogs to the outdoor kennels and clean the indoor kennels. After the indoor kennels are clean we kind of set it up like a hotel: We put a nice big fluffy blanket in each kennel, and some dog treats and a toy for each dog going into that kennel. So when the dogs come back into the indoor kennels at night they have a nice warm bed, treats to eat and toys to play with. We were able to put peanut butter in the KONG toys and know that the dogs would be able to enjoy the KONG toys without choking on them or tearing them up. Meet Addison (pictured): https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/24489264