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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?

Kuranda towers for our shelter cats

Kuranda towers are awesome! Cats love to be high up, stretch, lounge and have their own space. Plus they like to play on them too! And they are sturdy and easy to disinfect, which is important. Providing for our shelter cats' mental well-being is just as important as providing for their 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. PLUS in turn, a more relaxed and happy shelter cat will be adopted faster!

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Mackenzie (first and second photos) LOVED her tall Kuranda! She was put in a colony room and that was her safe space to be. She was overlooked many times in her small kennel because she was an older, black cat. But once she got into the open room and up on her Kuranda and able to look out the window — well, this little lady opened up! She has since been adopted and doing very well in her new home!

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