Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to provide spay and neuter services to three kittens named Sage (female), Thyme (female) and Fennel (male) and their mother, Rosemary.
It paid for spay and neuter surgery so they could be adopted. All of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered before placement into your home for life and ending the kitten cycles for those kittens and cats.
How many pets did this grant help?
Three kittens and one adult cat.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
During COVID-19, all of our county shelters were closed and there was no place for the homeless cats and kittens in our county. We took in more than 100 kittens this summer and desperately needed funding. Rosemary, pregnant and with half of her fur falling out, showed up at the county shelter. The shelter put out a plea to save her and Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue responded.
We saved Rosemary and put her into foster care. Two weeks later, she had four kittens in foster care: the herbs — Thyme, Sage, Basil and Fennel. The grant money was used to provide spay and neuter services to three of these kittens, Sage (female: $75), Thyme (female: $75), and Fennel (male: $50) and their mother, Rosemary ($75).
Rosemary and Fennel were adopted on July 11, 2020. Thyme and Sage are at the Frisky Cat Cafe waiting adoption.