SOS Animal Rescue: Cat Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to purchase toys, scratching posts, and cat trees to enhance the lives of cats and kittens in our foster program. We purchased items with the goal of using them for many foster pets.
The cat trees we chose have removable carpet and easy-to-clean laminate so we can disinfect them between use. The toys were chosen with the same goals in mind.
The grant allowed us to purchase toys, scratchers, and cat trees. All of these enhancements provided our foster cats with stimulation and variety. They love getting up on the trees. It also provided us the opportunity to work on appropriate scratching locations.
The reduced stress, increased training, and enhanced stimulation all make it easier to adopt the cats and kittens into new homes.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Francine had been in our foster program for four months. She is a curious, adventurous, playful cat. Our foster homes could get boring for long-term fosters due to lack of enrichment items. With this grant, Francine was able to experience new toys, cat trees, and posts to help reduce stress.
Francine has been adopted into a loving home. Thank you for making her stay with us more enjoyable.