Cat Welfare Association: Purina and Amazon Treats for the Holidays Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
To help socialize our cats.
We hung small cups to the front of our condo doors and asked visitors to treat the cats that came to the front of their cages and sought attention. We also gave containers of treats to our socialization volunteers so they could spoil the cats roaming the floor.
How many pets did this grant help?
We care for ~235 cats on a daily basis.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Amy was returned to our shelter after her owner passed and there were no family members willing to take her in. Amy was grieving and scared, but the treats helped her make some new friends here and acclimate to being at the shelter.
Pictured is Dizzy. From her Petfinder profile: “Dizzy is a young spayed female who came to us as a stray cat. When she came into the shelter it was noticed that she had a head tilt. Upon examination it was discovered that she had an ear polyp. Surgery was done to remove the polyp, but she may always have a head tilt. Dizzy is very acrobatic and she has a lot of energy. She is a little bit shy at first, but she warms up as she gets to know you. Dizzy is curious about everything going on around her and she asks for petting and love. She is a very pretty girl and she would love to have a home.” Meet Dizzy: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33731586