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The Greater New Haven Cat Project, Inc. (GNHCP): P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

The Greater New Haven Cat Project, Inc. (GNHCP), is very grateful for the P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds grant awarded to us in January 2021 by the Petfinder Foundation. The 10 Chill beds GNHCP received were used for our foster cats who reside in our small, no-kill adoption facility located at our GNHCP Center or in the homes of volunteers until there is room at the Center. These beds were used exclusively for our foster cats and kittens.

GNHCP currently has 17 foster cats and kittens, and we are deeply committed to the health and well-being of these cats. The care of these cats and kittens is very important to GNHCP, and we provide these cats and kittens with full veterinary services (spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, FeLV/FIV test, distemper series 1 and 2, deworming, and essential medical treatments), as well as making sure they have a comfortable and safe place to live. The generous supply of Chill beds that were received through the Petfinder Foundation greatly contributed to helping GNHCP ensure that our foster cats and kittens have a cozy and warm place to relax and sleep while they await adoption.

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Dale (first photo) is one of GNHCP’s foster cats. When Dale was rescued by GNHCP volunteers, his right eye was swollen and discolored. He did not have vision in that eye, and after being examined by our veterinarian, it was recommended that his eye be removed. Dale is still a little nervous because of this limitation, but he is coming out of his shell and beginning to bond with some of our other foster cats at the Center. Dale will be adopted on Saturday, March 13, with Gregory, another GNHCP foster cat. We will send the Chill bed home with Dale for familiarity as he adjusts to his new home. (Dale is posted on Petfinder. You can meet him here.)

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