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Zeus' Rescues: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Kong Harvey Disaster Product Grant was received in September 2017 after Hurricane Harvey. The Kongs (valued at $3,000) were a huge hit with all of our rescue dogs!

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

Zeus’ Rescues has a large outdoor play area for our rescues and they were able to enjoy playtime after a stressful transport. Some of the animals came from hoarding situations and had never had toys to play with! It was such a delight to be able to watch them learn how to play, fetch and retrieve and try to get the peanut butter out of the Kong! This donation allowed us to have interactive toys for the rescues and utilize all resources for their care while they were with us in rescue.

How many pets did this grant help?

60+ dogs

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

Zazu (first photo) came to us in pretty rough shape after the hurricane, as many of the dogs did. Zazu was matted and in need of a serious bath and grooming! After getting the medical attention and grooming, she was able to have play time in the outdoor yard. Chasing a petite Kong kept her occupied and exercised after a long and stressful transport. The Kong donation helped SO many of the dogs that came into our rescue after the hurricane.

Zeus' Rescues: Disaster Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used for the medical care of the animals that came into our rescue in the path of Hurricane Harvey. We received multiple transports of dogs and cats from the affected areas in Texas and Western Louisiana. Most of the dogs were intact and we had minimal info about their medical history. These dogs would have otherwise been euthanized. They have all received excellent care and most have been placed in forever homes.

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

This grant allowed us to save lives. If our group did not agree to take these pets from shelters in the path of the storm, the only other choice was euthanization. Each life matters, and the first group was dogs who only had numbers: Dog 1 through Dog 37. So sad. The funds supported all of their medical needs while they were in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

30 dogs

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

Hawkeye, Zazu and Thor (from top) all came in from shelters in the path of Hurricane Harvey. They all received medical care for their issues and all have been placed in forever homes.

Zeus' Rescues: Disaster Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds were used for the medical treatment of animals who came from flooded shelters in the Baton Rouge area after Aug. 13, 2016.

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

This grant helped our organization when we were in a really tight spot. This disaster was not planned and we had zero funds to support the medical care of 200+ animals that our small volunteer rescue brought in over the course of two weeks. The funds allowed us to quickly get medical attention to the neediest cases.

How many pets did this grant help?

10-12 dogs and cats

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

Brody (first photo) and Roger (second photo), along with about six other siblings/parents/aunts/uncles, were found trapped in a flooded trailer in Denham Springs. It appears to have been a hoarding situation. All of the dogs in kennels in the yard had drowned and died. Brody and Roger were able to stay afloat inside the trailer that they were locked in — hoarding and animal-abuse charges are pending. Both dogs are being treated for severe skin issues and other medical issues related to floodwater exposure. They were clearly from an abusive home and it is taking a while for them to not shy away from all humans. Both are now wagging their tails and eager to please. They are currently in foster care and also available for adoption.