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God's Feral Felines, Inc.: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

Our kitten-rescue program is based around orphaned babies who need to be bottle-fed. The beds were used and continue to be used for this program.

Most important in caring for bottle-fed babies is being able to keep them warm. This comes even before feeding the kittens. In fact, feeding a kitten who is cold can kill it! These beds were able to be used in conjunction with heating pads to provide a desired amount of heat to reach the kitten without being concerned that the kittens were getting overheated, which is a concern when using either sheets or towels. A side benefit to using towels is that the kittens have a tendency to get their claws hooked in them. Your beds solved this problem.

How many pets did this grant help?

As these beds continue to be used, this question is not able to be reasonably answered. To date, we have rescued 148 kittens, but these beds will most likely be used for years to come.

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

God’s Feral Felines seldom takes in adult cats. The third photo, however, shows Bella and her litter. The owner was trying to give away Mama and the babies all individually when the kittens were only three weeks old. Mama and babies are now comfortably in a foster home. When the babies are weaned and litter-trained, they will be moved to another foster home until they reach 2 lbs. and can then be fixed and put up for adoption. Mama Bella will be fixed approximately two weeks after she stops nursing the kittens and will also at that time be put up for adoption.

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