Catman2 Inc.: Cat Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Cat enrichment grant: $900 was used to purchase enrichment supplies for cats who must be kept in kennels and cages during quarantine periods, medical/surgery recovery, etc.
10 Kat Kaves were purchased at a total of $620.00.
Four 50 packs of Stretch & Scratch corrugated cardboard scratchers were purchased at a total of $295.80.
The enrichment supplies purchased have improved the lives of the cats and kittens who must be kept temporarily in cages before being introduced to the general shelter population. The cats who have experienced life in decked-out cages have been happier overall and more energetic. Integration into the general shelter population has been easier on those cats and they seem to adjust better.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Billie Jo was a sickly, frail kitten who came into our care. She was placed in one of our new Feline Serenity Suites, which was decked out with a Kat Kave and a Stretch & Scratch pad. She was able to sleep under the Kave with her blanket, and as she began feeling better, she would weave in and out of the Kave and rub herself against it. Finally, when she had fully recovered, we had a rambunctious kitten on our hands and she discovered the scratching pad. I have never seen a kitten so happy in a cage! Billie Jo literally hung off of the pad and has been tearing it up ever since. She is actually being adopted tomorrow and of course her scratching pad is going home with her.
We had another cat named Flo who had been in a cage with all the new enrichment supplies and she loved her pad, so it went home with her when she was adopted and her family reports that she still loves it so they can’t throw it away. We expect Billie Jo will have a similar story.