Brooks Animal Protection Society: Cat Enrichment

What was the money or product used for?

We used the Cat Enrichment Grant to purchase cat shelving and climbers for the walls, a new large cat stand, and dishes that attach to the kennels to help us maximize our small space.

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

This grant helped us better utilize our small adoption rooms to provide our cats a space where they can play, have fun, and have more opportunity to socialize with other cats.

The cat climbers and shelving have been so amazing for our cats! They’ve absolutely loved the new space, and have been climbing and sleeping all over the shelves and stand.

The cat kennel dishes have helped us in so many ways! The cats are no longer spilling their water and food in the kennels, and they have more room to move around.

ALL of our cats have been SO happy with the items in this grant! It’s given them more opportunity for exercise, a safe place for them to hang out outside the kennels, and a cleaner place to sleep!!

How many pets did this grant help?

30+ so far

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

This grant has really helped our cat Christian (first photo). Christian used to be very scared to be out in the cat adoption room with other cats, as there wasn’t enough room for him to have his own space. Now that we’ve installed the climbers on the walls, Christian has absolutely loved hanging out on his bridge, and it has really started to open him up with other cats. Christian is way more outgoing, and excited to be out of his kennel exploring! Meet Christian here.

Another cat who has greatly benefited from this grant is our beautiful Armstrong (second photo). He tends to get a little rambunctious in his kennel and would often knock over his dishes, leaving his blankets soaked overnight and creating a BIG mess all over his bed. Now that we have the kennel dishes, he has had a bit more room to play, and hasn’t been able to knock over his food and water! Armstrong is a happy boy thanks to these dishes and grant! Meet Armstrong here.

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