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Saved By A Whisker Rescue: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

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

The money has been used to supplement adoption fees to facilitate the adoption of difficult-to-place and long-term cats in the rescue.

We were able to find homes for several cats and kittens who had only a small chance for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

14 cats

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

Using this grant, we were able to promote and facilitate the adoption of FLV+ kittens. Feline leukemia is a horrible disease and we were heartbroken when a litter of kittens we had tested positive. We split the kittens up into different foster homes, waited out the period during which they might fight it off, retested the kittens (including IFA), and confirmed that they were officially positive. Despite this crushing news, we were able to find homes and loving families for all the kittens except for one. Poor Genesis (first two photos) waited so patiently for a forever home. Her foster family wanted to adopt her, but did not have the funds to make her an official part of their family. They were thrilled when we told them of this grant and that with it, we would be able to waive Genesis’ adoption fee. The Cat Chow Building Better Lives grant has given Genesis the chance to have a normal life in her very own family.

There once was a boy (kitty) named Sunny (third and fourth photos) whose disposition was sweet as can be. Unfortunately, he was shy and reserved and never showed his true personality when people came to meet him. No one wanted to give him a chance — because who adopts the cat they can’t find? Luckily for Sunny, the Cat Chow Building Better Lives grant allowed us to lower his adoption fee, attracting the perfect family. They took Sunny home as a foster with intent to adopt and within a week called to say they loved him and wanted to keep him forever. It’s sunny days ahead for Sunny thanks to this grant!

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