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Bladen County Animal Shelter: Cat Castles Grant Report

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

We have used the Cat Castle grant to put cat castles in all of the cat kennels and enclosures in our adoption room.

The cat castles have helped reduce the stress on the cats when they first arrive in the shelter. It gives them a place to hide and feel more secure. When the cats are more comfortable in their surroundings, they come out and perch on the top of the cat castle. The cat castle has also helped when the cats are adopted. It is a safe enclosure for them to be transported to their new home. The cat castle helps with the stress of their new home because it still holds their scent, which will give them a familiar place to hide while they get comfortable there.

How many pets did this grant help?

The Cat Castle grant has helped 35 cats so far, and it will continue to help about 325 more cats in the future.

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

Greyline was a female cat that came into the shelter very unsocialized. In the beginning she stayed inside the cat castle and only came out when no one was around. Every day she got a little more comfortable and would peek out at us. After several days she became secure in her surroundings and came out and enjoyed attention that she recieved from the staff and volunteers. We believe that had it not been for the cat castle it would have taken a lot longer to socialize this cat. Greyline was adopted and is now living in her new home.

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