Cats Exclusive, Inc.: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We used it to purchase a new tablet.
This will help us with our adoptions at remote sites away from the shelter/adoption center. We take a few cats with us on the weekends when we are inside a local PetSmart store. There are also other times during the year when we attend community events where we can bring a few cats with us for display. At any of these, we are limited in the number of cats we can display so this tablet will allow us to conveniently show anyone who might be interested all of the other cats available at the time. We can also play videos from our extensive array of YouTube supplies.
How many pets did this grant help?
This will be continuing for many years and we have just started using our new playtoy. To date, we can attribute at least a half dozen adoptions to this device, with many other people being introduced to our facility via virtual tours.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
One very important way this has helped has been in the placement of several cats that belonged to one of our longtime volunteers. Carol Dickinson recently passed away and left behind quite a few cats. These were all “retired” breeding cats that she had brought into her home. These cats range in age from 6 to 12 and her surviving family thought it best to leave the cats in their familiar home until placements could be arranged. Her daughter has taken a few into her home but we had many others needing to find new homes. This is an excellent example of how we are using this new tablet to show people cats that we could not bring with us to the remote site. We are also using it within the shelter to show people Carol’s cats when they are browsing at our adoption center. Carol’s cats can be seen on our website on this page: http://www.catsexclusive.org/carolscats.html.