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Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

At this time, the Crijo AdoptME cat tree has not arrived yet. When it does, we will be using it in our brand new animal shelter! Our date to move into the new building is mid-November. I am enclosing photos of the cat rooms. The cat room that this will go in is in fear-free colors and has glassed front windows (the tree will be perfect!).

I am happy to provide a story when the tree is delivered and set up in the brand new shelter!

How many pets did this grant help?

Hundreds of cats over the next many years!

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

We have ordered a Crijo AdoptME cat tree for our new group cat open-feature room. Cats love to be high up, scratch, lounge and have their own space. Providing for your cat’s mental well-being is just as important as providing for her physical well-being. Cats have natural behaviors and needs; to be healthy and happy, they must have opportunities to express those natural behaviors in appropriate ways. A Crijo AdoptME tree would do just that! The cat trees we had (carpeted ones) were very hard to disinfect properly as well as they fell apart after time with so much use. A Crijo AdoptME cat tree unit is a versatile starter unit that can be connected to other Crijo products with a catwalk and/or a cat ramp. The unit offers one bed and two platforms for lounging, along with five areas for vertical and horizontal scratching. The multi-level design offers optimum stretching, jumping and perching opportunities. Since the AdoptME tree is on wheels, it can be moved to the window area so cats can see outside and watch the activity of the outdoors. Having a tree such as this will enhance our cats’ lives, making for happier, healthier cats while they wait for their new, loving homes. A happier, healthier cat is a cat who will be adopted much faster.

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