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All Fur One Pet Rescue & Adoptions: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

All Fur One used our cat enrichment grant to make our shelter so much more fun for our kitties! We purchased three walls of amazing cat furniture from Catastrophic Creations and had a volunteer install it all for us.

We made a giant setup in our lobby. All of our cats have access to the lobby while volunteers are present and cleaning their rooms. This gives them a fun way to play and get some exercise.

We also put up some wall-mounted beds, posts, and ramps in each of our two roaming rooms. These rooms are where the cats spend most of their day. Having this added vertical play and sleep space has been great for our kitties.

We can't believe how quickly the cats took to the new places to explore. Overall, we used this grant to make our shelter look and feel more fun for our cats, adopters, and volunteers.

How many pets did this grant help?

We usually have between 10 and 15 cats living in the rescue (the rest are in foster). They are adopted and replaced frequently, so the best guess is "a lot!"

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

The first story of an adoption related to our new shelving happened the day after it was installed. The volunteer whose husband installed the shelves had been talking to a potential adopter about what she was looking for in a cat because she was really looking to find her kitty soul mate.

To get some photos of the completed shelves, Persil (first photo) was used as a model. When the volunteer saw how confident and sweet Persil was, she suggested her as a possible match for her applicant. Persil was adopted and they proved to be a perfect match.

We have also included photos of some of our other cats enjoying the new furniture. All of these cats are still available!

Jimma, the black and white cat with Persil in the second photo

Haru (top) and Dessie (bottom), third photo

Pine Sol, fourth photo

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