Animal Care & Protective Services is adopting a new kennel enrichment program and protocol at both ACPS and MAC. This program will be modeled after the “Open Paw Shelter Program” developed by Kelly Gorman (certified behavior counselor) with input from Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and renowned animal behaviorist. The program has minimum mental health requirements for shelter canines. The primary requirement under this category is environmental enrichment or occupational therapy. This calls for all dogs to be hand fed each day, with a portion of the food being placed in a Kong. The Kong is lined with honey, then peanut butter is inserted in the bottom, the Kong is then filled with damp kibble and topped off with another layer of peanut butter. We have a bee keeper that has agreed to donate honey. We already have the kibble (which is damp dog food). We need donations of creamy peanut butter to complete the Kongs.
Donations can be dropped off at ACPS, The Mandarin Adoption Center, or by contacting a FOJA member!