Hocking County Humane Society: Cat Enrichment

What was the money or product used for?

We received $580 and used it to purchase new Kuranda cat tiers for our three cat rooms and two more for a new cat area that will soon be under construction. These replaced old wooden ones we received as a donation decades ago that were starting to deteriorate and did not have as many spaces for cats as the new ones.

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

We house about 10 cats per cat room, so now more of the cats have their own personal space to relax, groom and sleep when they don’t feel like interacting with the others in the cat house. There is not as much fighting over which cat wants to dominate which space. They can play from level to level or get away and just be alone if that’s what they want. This also gives them more places to get up off the linoleum floor, which can get cold. Previously, they’d crowd each other off of shelves or window sills, but now there seem to be plenty of individual spaces for everyone.

How many pets did this grant help?

Thirty plus. There are about 10 cats per room right now and the other two tiers will be going into a new area that is going to be converted this spring.

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

Katydid (first photo) and Kitkat (second photo) were both long-term residents waiting to be adopted. Both had been with us about a year and were constantly getting overlooked. The tiers help spread the cats out more so adopters can view them individually better and gave these two girls something new in their environment to explore. Both have since been adopted!

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