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Tree House Humane Society: Cat Castles Grant Report

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

Primarily for kitten fosterers and low-income clients to use as houses and carriers

At our spay/neuter clinic, we deal with many low-income clients who have absolutely nothing for their cats and often show up with the cats in their arms or in a cardboard box. Also we used them to give to fosterers of small kittens so they'd have not only a carrying case but also a play house!

How many pets did this grant help?

At least 30, but kitten season has just begun and we will start using them twice as quickly.

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

In the past few days I have been out in the field working with low-income clients in a very disadvantaged area of inner-city Chicago. I went to see a great lady, her husband and their handsome cat, Lilly, whom they named Lilly when they thought he was a girl and never changed his name! They live in an illegal basement apartment and had nothing for their cat, who is an indoor/outdoor cat (very common in these neighborhoods). I gave her one of the carriers so she had something to transport the cat in if she ever needed, and it will double as a playhouse for him as well.

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