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Animal Lifeline of Iowa: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

We purchased a very large cat tree, wall shelving/perches, and benches for our cat rooms.

The benches have been a great addition to the rooms, allowing potential adopters to sit and have the cats come to them in a relaxed environment. They also provide a great space for adoption photos!

The cat tree and shelving/perches have really allowed the cats currently in our care to explore the room, while giving them a safe space to perch and observe.

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

Sunny (first photo) is a shy cat and used to hide under the furniture when potential adopters would come into the room. With our new set-up, she has become a more relaxed feline when potential adopters are visiting the room. She is able to check them out from a perch and make her way down for pets when she’s comfortable. The new furniture is letting her show off her loving personality. She has not yet been adopted, but it is only a matter of time! You can meet Sunny here.

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