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Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

Our grant provided bowls and scratching posts. The scratching posts have definitely helped the cats to become more involved with other cats and helped to socialize them. The posts are certainly the focal point in the community room, especially the ones that have a resting area attached. Cats love to play the "how many of us can fit in one bed?" game.

How many pets did this grant help?

Pretty much all of the ones that we intake.

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

Soot came to the shelter when he was 10 weeks old. He and his siblings were found at a trailer park in our county. He was small and scrawny when he arrived, but quickly gained weight and interacted with the other cats.

We have a partnership with Petsense and he was quickly adopted from the store (first photo). His adopter has another cat and the cat immediately accepted Soot (renamed Jax) and they have become buddies (third photo).

He spent eight weeks at the shelter before being adopted and he is one of many who benefited from the grant.

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