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September 13, 2013

The KONG Company set a world record for the most dog toys stuffed in one hour with a total of 1,975 toys during a event officially documented by Guinness officials at an August event in Riverside Park in New York City.

Volunteers from New York City area pet shelters, rescue groups and animal care organizations were joined by KONG team members to complete the attempt. These volunteers represented, Mayor’s Alliance for NY Animals, Humane Society of NY, Bideawee Animal Shelter, Animal Care & Control of New York, Puppies Behind Bars, Sean Casey Animal Rescue and Best Friends NY.

The idea for the record comes out of the proven benefits of stuffing a KONG toy, especially for dogs confined to shelters. Stuffed KONG toys can extend the joy of treat time and are mentally and physically stimulating for any dog. As the dog works to release the stuffed treats, they are moving and thinking. And once the treats are released, the KONG itself becomes a vehicle for fulfilling the instinct to chew.

Most importantly, each of the volunteers was able to take a portion of the 1,975 stuffed toys to their home shelter/rescue for the dogs.

Now that the record is official with Guinness, The KONG Company is throwing down the gauntlet. KONG challenges other groups to break this record for the benefit of pets everywhere.

For information and assistance on setting up an attempt, email KONGconnect@KONGcompany.com

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