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Humane Ohio: Grant Report

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

The money was used to purchase 12 cat portals for metal cages and the template needed to install them.

We were able to install the cat portals in cages where adoptable cats stay while at the clinic. Our cages are quite small, as they are designed for spay/neuter patients who typically only stay with us for less than one day, but since we created an adoption program three years ago, we do have cats from our adoption program stay in the clinic at times, such as when they need medical care or when waiting to get into a foster home. The portals allow these cats to have access to two cages, decreasing stress by allowing them to eat, drink and sleep away from the litterbox area. As we know, cats are more susceptible to disease when stressed, so the installation of these portals has improved both the cats' mental and physical health while they are with us.

How many pets did this grant help?

400 annually

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

Scarlett and her siblings came into our adoption program with significant health issues including ringworm, abscesses and emaciation. Due to these problems, they had to have frequent stays in the clinic environment for medical treatment. They were more comfortable together, so the portals allowed these three kittens the space to stay together while also staying clean and being comfortable.

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