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Mending Spirits Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue used the $90 grant we were awarded to sponsor a bonded pair of cats who need to find a home together. The adoption fee would have been $100 per cat. We have them listed to be adopted together with an adoption fee of $110. We are able to do this because of this amazing gift.

We gave this donation to sponsor a bonded pair of cats to help them find a forever family together. They have been though a lot. They came to Mending Spirits after they lost their family due to death. We had them in care for a few months and they were very happily adopted out together. After about a year, they again lost their family due to the tragic and unexpected death of their adopted dad. They are very lucky to have each other, and we are excited to be able to use this grant to keep them together in their next forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant is helping two adult cats be able to stay together.

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

Mia is a friendly lady cat who loves to curl up on you while you read a book and knows exactly when there is an open lap for her to jump on. Her best trick is to sit on her hind legs like a meerkat and reach up with her head for a pet. Romeo is a curious gentleman cat who likes to explore and tell you about his adventures as he goes along. His best trick is to open doors using the doorknob and go spelunking in all of the cupboards.

We understand that adding two pets at a time can seem overwhelming when considering the bigger financial investment, but there are a lot of benefits of adopting a bonded pair. The greatest thing about having a bonded pair of cats is that they are never alone; if you work or are away from home they have a friend to keep them company. Having a companion can reduce boredom, reduce negative acting out, decrease anxiety when left alone, and entertain the other animal. Also, in general, pets with a companion are healthier and play together, keeping their energy and exercise levels up. Last, often when adopting a pet there is a transition period that can last for weeks to allow an animal to become comfortable in their new surroundings. With Romeo and Mia, they transition much quicker, because they have each other to comfort and create a sense of familiarity. Meet them:

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