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Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue: Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers Grant Report

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

The Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers helped foster animals at our two rental locations and at foster homes.

This grant helped to relieve stress for animals that are surrendered and anxious in a new environment.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far 127.

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

Taylor is a tabby male cat who benefited from the posts. He is still in fostering and was recently returned due to a new family situation. He was extremely skittish around the other shelter cats and very scared; the scratching posts help relieve anxiety and allowed him to open up more.

Bootz, a Siamese who was surrendered and extremely stressed, was hiding a lot in his crate and even hissing at volunteers. The scratching post gave him some stimulation and lessened stress.

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