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Colorado Animal Rescue: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

4 Bluetooth speakers
Feather wand toy
Squiggly worm wand
30 wire teaser cat toys
10 Feliway calming sprays
2 aromatherapy sets
Strategy game cat toy
2 puzzle-and-play cat toys
3 slow feeder mats
4 Fun Cat feed mat
5 slow feeders
18 harnesses and leashes

This grant allowed us to purchase enrichment supplies to boost our enrichment program and better the lives of the cats in our care. We were able to buy some supplies to help cats with their transitions to new homes as they get adopted, including stress-reducing pheromone sprays, nutrition supplements, and interactive prey play toys to go home with the adopted cats.

We were also able to make smart long-term purchases of items that we can use continuously over time for all the cats in our care, both now and into the future, including interactive prey play wand toys with interchangeable ends, puzzle feeders and slow feeders, portable Bluetooth speakers to provide calming sounds to cats in specialized spaces throughout the shelter, and an inventory of various-sized cat harnesses and leashes for training and enrichment.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant has already helped all the cats in our care and will continue to help countless more. Almost of the items we were able to get will be able to be used for years to come, so this grant has truly provided enrichment for an endless number of cats.

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

Sweetie (pictured) is a senior cat who has had a long stay with us. While she’s a senior in age, she acts like a kitten in energy. One way she shows this is in her enthusiasm for food and her high intelligence level. To help her live the best life she can while at the shelter, we give Sweetie her food in treat puzzles and slow feeders. This helps her eat at a healthy pace while keeping her mentally stimulated and challenged. Because of this grant, we were able to provide Sweetie with a variety of these tools to keep her life fully enriched and ensure she is always using her brain and staying healthy. You can meet Sweetie here.

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