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Every Creature Counts: Bissell Rescue U Grant Report

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

We have six 20x10 cat cottages that were built in 2008/2009. We are currently remodeling each of the cottages. The grant was used to remodel one of the cat cottages.

The purpose of the remodel is to cover the painted walls with a plastic panel. This panel helps reduce the wear and tear on the walls; it also increases the ease of cleaning. The pictures include before-and-after shots.

How many pets did this grant help?

A cottage can house up to 12 cats at one time. These cats are either waiting for adoption or taking a break from an adoption center. Since the cottages are in constant use, that will help a number of cats into the future.

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

Paulina is a polydactyl cat with more toes than the average cat. She came to us with six young kittens and was an excellent mother. After her kittens were grown and adopted, Paulina was ready to find her own forever home. She is calm and gentle, and loves to play too! She was featured in our email newsletter and captured the heart of a lady named Molly. Molly came and spent time with Paulina in one of the remodeled cat cottages. We are happy to say that Paulina left that day with Molly and will be her constant companion.

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