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Raton Animal Shelter: Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers Grant Report

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

Scratchers were hung in each of the cat cages at the shelter.

The cats now have a scratching pad to use, which gives them at least some activity rather than sitting in a cage all day. It has helped with boredom.

How many pets did this grant help?

To date, I would say at least 24 cats.

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

An individual surrendered Giorgio, their household cat, to the shelter due to lack of funds to care for him. While at the shelter, Giorgio would cower in its corner just totally lost.Once the scratchers were placed on his cage, he started coming out to partake in scratching. More and more he came back to his own personality, and now he has been adopted. This scratcher actually saved this cat by giving him activity and moving around.

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