Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center: Cat Enrichment

What was the money or product used for?

We used the grant money to purchase scratching posts, beds and interactive toys for the cats in our care. The scratching posts and beds provided our cats with places to climb, stretch and condition their claws just as they would if they were climbing trees. The interactive toys helped socialize the cats to become more adoptable. We thank the Petfinder Foundation for its generosity and for giving us the opportunity to help the cats in our care prepare for their forever homes.

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

This grant helped and is still helping our cats to be more socialized. The cats loved the scratching posts and beds. The Doc & Phoebe’s Interactive Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder was a huge hit. Cats who normally don’t play were crazy about this toy. The Kong Eight Track Cat Toy provided them with hours of entertainment. These toys also gave our volunteers many opportunities to interact with our cats and this is wonderful, since our goal is to get more and more cats adopted, and positive interactions with people are very important in the adoption process.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have 200 cats in our shelter and at least 100 of them have been affected and have become more socialized.

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

UNO is an enthusiastic young boy who loves getting into anything and everything! He can usually be found stalking his friends at the cattery, ready to pounce or finding a box to play hide-and-seek. UNO loves to play and will chase kitty dancers, string and toy springs. He loves stuffies and curls up with a little toy to take his naps. UNO is a loving boy but sometimes can get overstimulated and needs a family that knows when it’s time to put the toys away and let him take a nap. He has a long life ahead of him and can’t wait to spend it as your best friend. Meet him: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/41916012

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