All About Animals Rescue: Cat Enrichment

What was the money or product used for?

We spent $1,000 on Amazon for over 1,000 toys. Each cat currently in the rescue was given $10 worth of toys to play with interactively and independently during their stay with the rescue.

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

Fosters work on high-fives, sitting, and rolling over so our fabulous felines can show off their skills and cuteness. We provide additional toys that cats can utilize independently, such as tunnels, towers with balls, and any kind of catnip-infused toys. This is especially helpful because we work with many community cats that are friendly enough to get adopted. Some of these cats arrive scared or not yet socialized completely. The play time with cats builds trust and makes adopters see the potential in shyer cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will assist over 100 cats.

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

Ghostrider (first photo) and his three siblings came in a trap to the Humane Society of Yuma. The shelter reached out to All About Animals Rescue to intake and work with these unsocial 6-week-olds. There was no space in the shelter for these cats to blossom. They came to the rescue as “popcorn” kittens, hissing and jumping at us every time they saw us. Fortunately, we had just received the Cat Enrichment Grant from the Petfinder Foundation. With lots of fun toys and love, these boys warmed up in one week! They are now available for adoption.

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