Friends For Life Cat Rescue, Inc: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
To assist families to adopt two cats at the same time. This grant paid for the second adoption.
This grant allowed us to adopt more cat/kittens out and we were able to take more into our foster care.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
This couple adopted a kitten from us about three months ago – he was about 6 months old at the time. His name was Timmy and they fell in love with him immediately. They renamed him Bentley. I received a call from them recently and she had to tell me the sad news that he was diagnosed with cancer. All of sudden he seem to be losing some weight, so they took him to the vet and he was not producing any red blood cells. They promptly took him to the emergency vet clinic and they suggested he have blood transfusions. After the blood transfusions, his red blood cell count did go up, but not to where it should be. They wanted to give him a day at the clinic to determine next steps. At that time he was still eating some and purring at them. By the next day he was completely down and between the clinic vet and the family they decided that there wasn’t anything they could do for him so they had to put him to sleep. They were devastated, of course! But she said after about two weeks of missing him and grieving, they felt that Bentley would want them to rescue another kitty. Well, they came in and fell in love with our two little manx mixes. But with all of the steep medical bills from Bentley, they felt that paying the adoption fee for both of them right now would be just a little bit too much. Well, I had grant money left for one more adoption and I told her about it and said think about it and let me know when I get there to do the adoption if you want both of them. Of course they decided that Bentley wouldn’t want the brother and sister to be separated, so they took home both of them last evening. There were lots of sad tears and happy tears going around last evening. They updated me today that they were adjusting well to their new home and she was quite glad they brought both home with them. They slept together last night in bed with them.