What was the money or product used for?
The Kong toys were used for our foster dogs’ chewing and entertainment needs.
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Since Kong toys are so durable, after a foster dog goes to his or her forever home, we are often able to continue using for other dogs. This grant enables us to use funds from adoption fees, fundraising and donations to pay our veterinary medical bills. Home at Last often pulls dogs from shelters who require lots of TLC and vet attention.
How many pets did this grant help?
20+ dogs. They greatly appreciate it!
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Minerva, a.k.a. Minnie (first photo; 2-4-year-old small Pit Bull mix), was pulled with her nursing puppies from a shelter in North Carolina where she had been picked up as a stray. She was heartworm-positive and was treated after she was done nursing. All her puppies were adopted soon after arrival last summer, but she is still waiting for her forever home. She loves all people, is even gentle with small children, and especially loves playing with toys. She has a heart-shaped spot on her back and can’t wait to share all the love she has to offer. Minerva is available for adoption. Meet Minerva: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30142059/
Brandeline (second photo; 10 weeks, shepherd mix) was found on the side of the road when she was only a month or so old. Home at Last rescued her and, because she was so happy to have a home, she had a party where she went a little hog wild and accidentally fractured her leg. After some time during which her party-girl side had to be suppressed, she finally healed and was able to play again. The attached picture was taken on the day she was cleared to party and she celebrated with a Kong! In the third photo, she was so excited to run around, she wouldn’t drop her toy, even to pee!