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Animal VillageNM: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

Your gift was used to purchase two catios, allowing our adoptable house-lions to finally and safely experience the fresh air, sights, and sounds of the outdoors.

We adopt only to indoor homes, so this is also a fabulous opportunity for us to market the safety of catios! We "preach" providing long, happy lives for adopted cats as an alternative to letting them roam the streets and encounter the dangers of the outdoors. Now we can SHOW what we mean, thanks to the Petfinder Foundation's generosity.

How many pets did this grant help?

22-40 cats will have daily access to their catios.

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

Finn is our house-lion mascot, a lovely longhaired senior who is a total movie star-looking lap cat. But twice, after years in each home, he was left behind at [open-intake] facilities when his military adopters received Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. We have now re-rescued Finn twice, and rescued him as a kitten, so three times, he’s been abandoned.

With the generous gift of $1,000 from the Petfinder Foundation, Finn will now show off his beauty and sweetness in our newly remodeled cabin with two catios: “Finn’s Place.” He’ll become famous on social media and help THOUSANDS of house-lions be adopted to safe, loving, INDOOR homes!

You can meet Finn here.

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