Cat Depot: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Monies received went towards the purchase items from our Behavioral & Enrichment Amazon wish list used to enhance the daily routines of the cats in our care as well as to assist with behavioral concerns regarding several shy and easily overstimulated cats.
To date, 126 cats and kittens have benefitted from the items purchased and used in the shelter. Items purchased included, but were not limited to: slow- and puzzle-feeders, laser pointers, harnesses for leash-walking training, mini cardboard scratchers for medical holding housing, automatic/robotic toys, and other miscellaneous toys. These items were used to help enhance the daily lives of the cats in our care as well as assist with rectifying several behavioral challenges certain cats were experiencing, such as shyness, eating too quickly, and using hands as toys.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
One kitty who benefitted directly from the receipt of this grant was Louie, a rambunctious 2-year-old boy who could become overstimulated very quickly and use fingers and hands as toys. In addition, he had a habit of eating his dry food way too fast, causing himself to become sick shortly afterwards.
Through the use of constructive play and structured enrichment sessions using a laser pointer, small plush toys for him to grab instead of a hand, and slow-/puzzle-feeders, all three of his behavioral issues were rectified and he has now found his forever home!