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City of Chico Animal Shelter: Bissell Rescue U Grant Report

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

To purchase and install two interior doors/door frames to replace old doors that were badly deteriorated. Pictures show the doors installed and awaiting their final coat of paint before the hardware is installed.

One door, located at the entrance to the older kennels, no longer had a good door frame, and could not be kept closed. Because of this, the barking in the older part of the building could be heard in the rest of the building, creating stress for the cats just down the hall. The other door, located at the entrance to the main kennel and right outside the cat-adoption room, hung so crooked it scraped the floor whenever it was opened or closed, making an awful screeching noise, which was stressful for both the animals and the staff. It also banged very hard, and that was just as stressful to hear: screech - bang all day long. The new doors swing silently, and don't create a loud bang when they close -- ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

How many pets did this grant help?

Every single animal in our shelter!

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

All of the cats in the adoptable cat room are experiencing a much more stress-free stay at the shelter now that they do not have to hear the constant screeching and banging of the kennel door right outside their room. In addition, the doors will now shut quietly and, because of the seal, will keep out much of the barking when closed. Even the dogs, such as Peaches (pictured), will not have to hear all the screeching and banging, which was quite stressful to everyone, including the staff.

Meet Peaches:

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