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Rescue Ridge: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To provide enrichment for our animals while they wait for their forever homes

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

Kongs provide GREAT enrichment for the dogs while they are waiting for their next volunteer interactions and for their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Blu is waiting to find his forever home. He came to the shelter as a puppy and was adopted. He was returned 10 months later when the family no longer had time for him. The Kong toys will help him stay happy and entertained while we find a better family for him! Meet Blu here.

Rescue Ridge: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the P.L.A.Y. bed mats to help provide extra comfort to our shelter dogs. The durable but soft beds made our Kuranda beds much more homey and helped the dogs relax.

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

The dogs were able to be more comfortable while awaiting their forever homes and this helps them get adopted faster!

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Panda came to Rescue Ridge as a heartworm-positive dog with a sweet soul and a love of cuddling. The P.L.A.Y. mats help her be comfortable in her kennel while she awaits her forever home. She is not adopted yet, as she is still underdoing heartworm treatment at Rescue Ridge, but the beds have helped her relax!

Rescue Ridge: Purina and Amazon Treats for the Holidays Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To send home with the fur babies and to use at the fosters’ homes or in kennels

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

All the fur babies get quiet when they see a bag of treats coming their way. It is nice, when you have to leave them, to give them something special.

How many pets did this grant help?

At least 50 cats and 25 dogs

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

One of our cats who is very shy went home and the adopters were concerned she didn’t like them. In her going home bag was Party Mix. We told the adopters to put some out and out came the cat! Eventually she took it out of their hands. Even though the treats were for the cat, it made the adopters feel very special.

Pictured is Tabitha. From her Petfinder profile: “Hello, my name is Tabitha. Let me tell you about myself. If I were a person, I would be a real “girly girl.” I would get manicures, highlight my hair and get massages. I would connect with friends on Facebook and love to go shopping. Well, as you know, I’m not a person. I’m a 6-year-old, sweet, easygoing feline who would do anything to be part of a family again. I have lots of love to give, so please come to meet me. Perhaps you will give me a chance to show you what a wonderful companion I could be. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I am much prettier than my picture.” Meet Tabitha: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33582996/

Rescue Ridge: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used it for medical for a 10-year-old dog named Amy. Amy came to us overweight, with Cushing’s and diabetes. Since we have had her, we’ve had to remove a tumor on her tail and give her daily insulin injections and different medications to keep her comfortable. A wonderful woman is fostering her, but this woman has a lot of health issues so she does not drive. We deliver Amy’s medications and bring her to the vet.

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

Amy’s medications are very expensive, along with the needles. This grant allowed us to buy a machine to test Amy’s blood.

How many pets did this grant help?

Just Amy

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

Amy’s family had dementia so they brought her to a shelter. The shelter could not give Amy the medical attention that was necessary so they were going to euthanize her. We felt there was no reason to do that so we took her. Amy has been happy for over a year now. Due to all her illnesses, we can not find a permanent home for her, but do have a wonderful foster. Amy is very grateful to have a place to sleep each night and to know that she is loved.

Rescue Ridge: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

It was Kongs and we use them for the animals we have in kennels. They can take them with them when they go home.

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

Kongs are a lot harder to chew through. We fill them with peanut butter or unsweetened apple sauce and the dogs have a grand old time sucking it out of the Kong. It gives our fur friends something to do when we leave them and it gives the volunteers peace of mind that when we get back they won’t be chewed to pieces, so the volunteers don’t have to worry about whether the animal has swallowed anything.

How many pets did this grant help?

Probably eight medium-size guys and nine smaller guys.

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

Miss Wiggles was found as a stray. When her local shelter was going to put her down because Wiggles didn’t like the small cages, we took her. Our kennels are a little larger, but still Wiggles had anxiety. The Kong helps to keep her anxiety at bay. It allows her to focus on fun and food at one time. And Miss Wiggles loves both. Meet Miss Wiggles: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33583089

All of our happy dogs would like to say thank you for this little bit of happiness.