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Faithful Friends Animal Society: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

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

The grant money was used to offer reduced-fee adoptions in December 2014.

It allowed us to promote our adoptable cats through a reduced-fee adoption promotion in December 2014.

How many pets did this grant help?

92 cats (16 adult cats and 76 kittens)

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

Floyd (first photo) came to Faithful Friends Animal Society and was named after the hurricane, as he was quite a disaster. He had a bad case of ringworm, a detached retina and needed ongoing medical care. After his ringworm cleared and his eye was removed, he was ready to start his new life. Faithful Friends was able to provide the medical care he needed and Floyd was soon in the loving arms of a new family!

Louise (second photo) was brought to Faithful Friends with a wound and, after months of quarantine, she was extremely shy and took a long time to warm up to strangers. Then, a nice lady walked in and spent some time with her. Louise immediately took to the visitor, and a match was made. Louise went from being extremely shy and scared to loving life as a lap cat!

Bogart (third photo) had a wonderful home with an owner who loved him. When his owner passed away, her family tried to care for Bogart as they knew how much he meant to their mother. But allergies prevented Bogart from remaining with the family and he was brought to Faithful Friends. Bogart was a handsome, friendly cat and lived in our manager’s office. Unfortunately, since he was a black cat and also had diabetes, he was often overlooked by visitors and potential adopters. With added marketing highlighting our diabetic cats, Bogart was featured on our Facebook page, where a loving family saw his photo and came to visit. It was love at first site! Having cared for a diabetic cat in the past, they were not fearful of any medical care and were amazed by how quickly Bogart warmed up to them. He loves the children in his life and is finally back in a loving home where he belongs.

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