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Northeast Animal Shelter: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

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

Discounted adoption fees for cats

In June 2015 we found homes for 79 adult cats, compared to 52 adult cats in June of 2014. We are attributing this increase to the benefit of having discounted adoption fees.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We are very grateful for this grant. One particular cat who was very special to us, Emerald, got the chance to go to a new home in June. This is her story: “Hi, my name is Emerald and I am a local kitty. I lived in a home with a lot of other kitties and it was not very safe or clean for us. When I was arrived, I was pregnant and scared. I went right into foster care, where I was loved and in a safe and clean place to have my two children. A friend of mine had one kitten a week later and could not take care of her, so I became its foster mom. A few days after that, another one of my friends had three kittens and also was unable to care for them, so I took them under my wing too. I was a very good mama to all six of them! I discovered that I love to be pet, and my foster mom says that I have a wonderful purr. I cannot wait to have a forever home, and other kitties there are fine. I love cats and am beginning to really trust people.”

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