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Cenla Cat Project: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

Cat towers, televisions for video entertainment, toys, beds, scratching towers.

It is the little things beyond the necessities that make life fun. Once we meet the medical needs and provide food and litter, there are no funds left for the fun things. Our kitties are loving having tall scratchers for their nails, towers to climb and jump on, and a great variety of toys (wand toys, toys to bat around, track toys). They adore kitty YouTube videos and cartoons. Their minds and bodies are kept active and agile thanks to the grant. Once worn out, every cat has a cozy place to sleep.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 to 60 at a time. (Over 200 per year.)

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

Gidget (first photo) was in need of medical treatment and good nutrition when she came to us. She was living in a car, malnourished, and with an old break to her left rear leg. In order to improve her quality of life, the leg had to be amputated. While “Gidgie Goo” was recovering, she was able to always have a clean bed, and toys to play with. She had to be kenneled away from the other kitties in her foster home while she healed. She had small toys that she could nuzzle and play with. Since she was let into the house, she has been playing with ball-track and wand toys. These toys have helped her find her balance and build muscle. Gidget is still looking for her forever home. Her true family will have to be as special as she is. Meet Gidget here.

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