Little Mews Rescue: Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers were used to provide rescue cats and kittens exercise and appropriate place to scratch while contained in cages.
When we take in new cats and kittens they have to remain isolated in cages until checked by a vet, treated for any disease they may have, or for isolation. The Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers were great because they attached to the inside of the cage so the cats could easily use them. The scratchers didn't take up any room in the cage. All of the scratchers were well used by the cats. rnThese scratchers were also a big help in getting kittens used to using a scratcher. Our rescue has a strict no de-claw policy and it's very important for us to train the kittens to use a scratcher instead of furniture. When the kittens are adopted, they can take the scratcher with them to their new home and have something with their scent on it so they can continue to use it when adopted.
How many pets did this grant help?
60 so far
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We took in 20 cats from a condemned home which were very sick. Half of the cats have feline leukemia, several have FIV. The cats that tested negative have to be retested. Because these cats were all sick, they had to remain in isolation. Having the Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers in their cages has given them all a place to scratch while being treated.rnA few weeks ago we also took in 12 semi-feral kittens which have to be kept contained while they get adjusted to being indoors and used to people. The kittens all love these scratchers and use them all the time. This will help them become good house cats and more adoptable.