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Cheboygan County Humane Society: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

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

The money that your grant provide to us was used to help reduce and waive adoption fees for the cats here at the shelter. Due to the decreased adoption fees, we were able to help get many cats placed into forever homes.

This grant helped our organization increase the adoption of our cats at a slow time of year. The grant also helped increase the awareness in our community of the wonderful cats here at the shelter that need forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant help us place 25 cats into their new forever homes.

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

Lilly is an orange tabby cat who had come into our shelter back in October of 2014 after she was left outside with no food and water for days. Her old owners had left her with several pigs and a horse for company, but all the animals were left to fend for themselves as winter started to draw into the area. The animals were rescued by Animal Control, at which time Lily was brought into the shelter for care. Lily continued to be in our care until a women fell in love with her lively spirit and wanted to take Lily to a forever home. The women explained that her daughter had been asking for a cat for years but they had never found one that had spoken to the family until now. Lily went home with the family, where she now lives with a little girl who loves her and cares for her every day. The two of them play together and chase each other around the house. Lily will often curl up to listen to Mom read a book to both her little girl and herself. Lily gets food and water all the time and a nice warm bed to sleep in every night. When she is left alone in the house she gets to run freely to play and her loving family comes home every day to hold her and love her. Lily is very thankful that she was able to go home with this family because they seem to complete each other’s lives.

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