Reports From This Organization

The Broome County Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The product was used for canine enrichment within out kennels.

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

The grant helped our organization and the dogs in our care by providing enrichment and alternatives for feeding. This encourages adequate stimulation and play when the dogs wait for their forever home!

How many pets did this grant help?

619

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

Longhorn (first photo) is a dog who was rescued out of El Paso, Texas, in the beginning of July. He was part of a large-scale rescue that included more than 200 dogs to be transferred out of the shelter due to capacity. Since July, Longhorn has spent time with us while waiting for his forever home, which we believe is now right around the corner!

Every morning when we come to the shelter, Longhorn is waiting at the front of his cage to go for his morning walk with our staff and volunteers. Upon his arrival back, he has TONS of toys waiting for him on his bed, one of which is a very large Kong that he enjoys playing with during the day and gets stuffed with peanut butter in the evening before we leave.

It’s toys such as this that provide energetic dogs like Longhorn with mental stimulation in the kennel. As he is a large dog, sometimes it’s hard for volunteers to be able to get him out as frequently for walks compared to the smaller dogs, so ensuring he is engaged in play even if it is on his own has been a key part in his lifestyle when he is in the kennel. You can meet Longhorn here.

Over the past several months, we have increased our transport program involving dogs since we were unable to transport as heavy in 2020. With this increase in transport dogs, as well as local dog turnover, we have been able to keep the dogs mentally stimulated while in our care.

The Broome County Humane Society: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to purchase 16 mobiles and three sound machines in addition to hardware. The mobiles were distributed between our cat adoption rooms and cat intake and isolation areas. The mobiles are providing visual stimulation for the cats when in both areas. Additionally, our sound machines were set up in one of our cat adoption rooms and intake and isolation areas to provide musical stimulation.

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

This grant has been able to help every cat in both our intake/isolation areas and adoption areas by providing visual stimulation and auditory stimulation to the cats while they are staying with us. The visual and auditory enrichment has been able to benefit the cats with enrichment all day when we are at the shelter and the mobiles continue to provide visual enrichment even when we are not at the facility.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have been able to help 50 cats so far.

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

Torch is a cat who has been with us for several weeks. He is a little on the shy side and is slowly gaining trust with people when they enter the adoption room. From the moment we hung the mobiles in his adoption room, he jumped onto one of our cat shelves and became fascinated with the turning of the birds on the mobile.

For a cat who is nervous with people and may not appreciate the human touch (yet), this has provided him with stimulation that he was not able to have before. Because of his fear of people, he was not able to enjoy a toy on a string if someone would try to play with him, but since this product is able to move without anyone in the room, he is still provided with visual stimulation.

In addition, the sound machine offers a soothing variety of music, from rain to classical lullabies. You can meet Torch here.

The Broome County Humane Society: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We were able to take $50 off overall adoption fees for 20 animals.

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

This grant helped nine dogs, four adult cats and six kittens find homes quickly with the ability to have reduced adoption fees!

How many pets did this grant help?

20

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

Nell was a puppy who was pulled from an underfunded southern shelter in Louisiana. She, along with 13 other dogs, made the long trip to our shelter, where they were able to be provided with appropriate vet care and unconditional love. Nell arrived with a large laceration down her back and was terrified of everything. We were able to provide appropriate vet care and find a loving home for little Nell with the help of this funding!

The Broome County Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

See below.

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

We were able to use the Kong products as a part of enrichment in the kennel, which included stuffing them with treats, playing fetch and allowing our dogs to chew on appropriate products.

How many pets did this grant help?

40

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

Bear was a dog who was brought to the Humane Society with siblings who had lived a somewhat neglected life. His hair was severely matted and he suffered severe ear and skin infections. When waiting for his forever home to pick him up, Bear was able to enjoy a nice treat of peanut butter in his Kong. This also provided him with enrichment to keep him mind occupied. Bear recently found a wonderful home where he continues to be spoiled!

The Broome County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsor a Pet program

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

This grant is helping the sponsorship of a puppy in our care, Kettle, who was transported to our shelter from a rescue in Alabama.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Kettle is a puppy who was transported to our shelter from Alabama with his other siblings. He is a very sweet little boy who loves attention. He is scheduled to be adopted by a family as soon as he finishes some additional medical procedures.

Broome County Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used for medical supplies and treatment for two animals who were brought to/abandoned at the Humane Society with significant injuries, including emaciation, parasite infestation, flea infestation, and life-threatening blood loss.

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

We were able to devote the funds to two animals who were in need of immediate help. The first was a schnauzer mix by the name of Shadow who arrived at the Humane Society emaciated, infested with fleas and parasites, and with minimal body hair and a yeast infection through her skin. In addition, she was in need of bloodwork to determine the best course of action for a mass that was present on her chest. Thanks to her exams, it was determined that Shadow would not need the mass removed, as it was not a threat to her health. Pain medication, joint medications and eye medications were additional supplies that were needed to help with Shadow’s road to healing.

In addition to treating Shadow, the funds were also used for a dog who was abandoned at our facility bleeding profusely from his penis. Delta received a medical evaluation and treatment which included sedation and monitoring to ensure he would not die from blood loss. We were able to treat Delta’s condition with topical treatments, including warm compresses as well as pain management. Once Delta was cleared and showed no sign of further tissue damage to the urethra, we were able to get him neutered with no complications and place him up for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

When Shadow (first and second photos) was brought to the Humane Society and began her treatment, our organization reached out through social media to find her a foster home where she would be able to rest and get stronger in a home environment. Erin came to Shadow’s rescue, took her under her wing and helped her through her treatments, including rehabbing her and teaching her how to move again without the matted hair and large amount of fleas. Erin has decided that she will be adopting Shadow, pending her clearance from the vet.

Delta (third photo) is currently available for adoption since his medical treatment. Delta is one of the cuddliest dogs at the Humane Society and has healed wonderfully from his treatments with no complications. We hope that Delta will find a home soon where he can run and play and blossom in a new life! Meet Delta: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/40762836

The Broome County Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Kong products that we received are being used to help with enrichment of our shelter dogs.

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

We currently have the ability to house close to 70 dogs, and by having the Kongs available, we can stuff them with food that assists with mental stimulation and encourages the dogs to chew appropriately.

How many pets did this grant help?

70

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

Mouse is a hound mix who loves to use his nose to hunt for treats! The large Kongs work great for him to utilize his nose skills and work for his favorite treats while being able to chew safely on the material! Meet Mouse: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/40762837