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Oktibbeha County Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation of KONG toys was used for daily enrichment for the 1,400+ cats that enter our care each year.

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

Like many animal shelters, funding is limited and must be prioritized to staffing, medications, and food. OCHS does the best with the resources we are entrusted with; however, we often don’t have funding for enrichment items that will improve the mental health of pets in our care. The product donation of KONG toys will help to keep our cats mentally well — which in turn will help keep them physically well.

How many pets did this grant help?

1,400

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

Pictured are Dracula and Scarecrow, who were the first to enjoy the KONG toys. It was great fun to watch them pounce and play with the toys! The cats came to us when they were about two months old and spent about three months in our care prior to being adopted. The KONG toys made their shelter stay more enjoyable!

Oktibbeha County Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $1,000 grant was used to purchase medical tests and vaccinations for 150 shelter animals.

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

The Petfinder Foundation grant helped to provide for medical testing and vaccinations for 150 animals in our care during the COVID-19 pandemic. With limited operations for more than 10 weeks, we are having shelter animals staying in our care far longer than normal, requiring more vaccinations and medical care than we would normally have to provide. The Petfinder Foundation grant has helped to provide for this unexpected cost and to ensure our shelter animals stay healthy and ready for adoption!

How many pets did this grant help?

150

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

Gigi is a senior dachshund who came into the shelter as a stray on May 27. She received a heartworm test and distemper vaccination provided by grant funding from the Petfinder Foundation. She is currently still at the shelter waiting for her owner to reclaim her; if she is not claimed by the end of her stray hold period, Gigi will become available for adoption.