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Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received Kong toys, which were used for dogs awaiting adoption in our foster program.

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

The Kong toys helped foster parents entertain their foster dogs. The toys were provided for fetch, chewing and stuffed with treats. They also made cute props in adoption photos to help showcase the dogs’ playful personalities.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

These Kongs have helped my foster pups, Jed, Jethro and Elly May, tremendously. They love them! The Kong toys helped me keep them busy in the playpen at nap time and bedtimes. They also keep them mentally stimulated, and the dogs look up at the counter waiting for me to make their stuffed Kongs several times a day. I’m grateful for the donation to my fosters.

Jed has been adopted.
Meet Jethro here.
Meet Elly May here.

Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to repair a broken leg (FX, Lg Long Bone, Plate) on Buddy, a German shepherd mix.

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

The grant helped Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas to provide needed surgery to fix Buddy’s broken leg, which was causing him pain and preventing him from being adopted, as most adopters are unlikely to be able to afford the expense of surgery. This surgery allowed Buddy to successfully find an adoptive home.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Buddy, a 4-month-old German shepherd mix, came to ASVT’s attention after he was hit by a car. A community member found Buddy injured and contacted ASVT for assistance. He had suffered a broken leg and required surgery to put a plate in his leg. ASVT provided medical care, boarding, and foster care and then transported Buddy to find his forever home in Iowa. He has since been adopted and is much-loved by his new family.

Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas: Purina and Amazon Treats for the Holidays Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The dog and cat treats have been used for animals in foster care and given to adopters.

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

The treats allowed fosters and adopters to bond more quickly with the animals. The dogs and cats don’t get treats in the shelter, so having some extra to give them when they go to a home is a great feeling for volunteers and adopters.

How many pets did this grant help?

20 so far

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

Minou was adopted by a man and his daughter. She bonded quickly with the family and has been re-named Snowy. She walked in the house, investigated it for about 30 minutes and then it was hers. The treats helped her to be more animated with the family and show her “best side” when being considered for adoption.

Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to provide medical care, boarding and renting a van to transport dogs from the city of Conroe, TX, to Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, CO. This transport has been very successful in getting dogs who are languishing in the Conroe shelter adopted very quickly.

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

The grant allowed us to send dogs to a higher-adoption-rate shelter, find permanent homes for the dogs and avoid euthanasia of otherwise healthy and adoptable animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

ASVT received this email from a happy adopter: “Hi, wanted to let you know that I adopted Joy, now named Rosie. She’s doing well. I’m recently divorced, living in a big house, and I’m so happy to have her. I can’t wait to get her out hiking and on walks. Thanks for taking care of her — I appreciate it!

“I extended my fence in the back yard this weekend. Rosie seems to like it out there. For the first time since I got Rosie, she finally let me out of her sight. She was in the back yard chewing on a bone and didn’t seem to mind being alone. I love Rosie at my side, but hope she learns to be a little more independent with time. This weekend I’m going to take her camping. We’ll see how she does in a tent! …

“Got back from camping with Rosie. She did great! Was able to let her off-leash. She would wonder away after a little while, but always came back once I called her. She also did good sleeping in a tent – I just wish she ate her breakfast a little later than 6 a.m. :)”