Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue, Inc.: Cat Enrichment

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to purchase various items such as toys, treats, scratching pads, scratching trees, hammock beds, pillows and exercise toys to enrich the cats’ time spent in Paws 4 Life Rescue prior to adoption/foster or to assist in extended stays. We can supply the list of all items in detail upon request.

The items selected assisted various cats, kittens and elderly cats.

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

Kittens: Microwaveable plush stuffed pillows helped in a great way to encourage cats to sleep in new places and heated stuffing is soothing and calming for stressed cats and kittens.

Elderly Cats: Thermal Cat warming bed mat helped the elderly cats to relax and soothes the anxiety on them when they are moved to a new places such as our rescue.

Overall, the grant helped us to:

1) Take better care of our animals by providing comfortable bedding.

2) Provide better nourishment through nutritional treats.

3) Help the kittens and other cats relax and ease into the new environment by providing interactive toys and scratching pads, trees and furniture.

How many pets did this grant help?

28

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

Jix (first and second photos) is a beautiful 12.5-year-old male long-hair cat. He LOVES to roll over and get neck and chin rubs. He also loves catnip and will knead and roll around in it. Jix does have a lion cut and really enjoys it. In his senior years, he gets a little lazy about grooming himself with all that long hair, so by having a lion’s cut, he can spend more time rolling around in catnip! Although he has been around other cats, he is cat-selective and may do better in a home where he is the only cat.

He became more friendlier and more relaxed because of the care and environment we could provide for him using the 2019 Cat Enrichment Grant. Meet Jix here.

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