Colony Cats: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds

What was the money or product used for?

We were so happy to receive the P.L.A.Y. Chill Pads and dog and cat toys. We have all our dogs in foster care who can always use toys, and several cats and kittens at this time.

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

The P.L.A.Y. Chill Pads were placed in our FIV room, where our cats who test positive for FIV are monitored. The room gets a lot of sun and is small, so these beds are a purrfect place for them to lie and not get to hot. These pads are a great alternative to the fleece blankets we usually have for them and are still washable! The toys are always a hit.

How many pets did this grant help?

30

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

Colony Cats is the only shelter in Columbus, OH, that does not believe FIV is a death sentence. As a no-kill shelter whose volunteers do a lot of TNR, we come across many cats who are FIV+ and will place them into the FIV room for safety until they are adopted. We have a male named Rye (first photo) who spent life on the streets and got in many fights based on his scars. He was taken in, neutered, found to be a total indoor cat and is now looking for his forever home. We currently have 12 FIV+ cats in our care. You can meet Rye here.

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