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Marion Area Humane Society: Cat Castles Grant Report

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

Our Cat Castle product grant has been used to accommodate the cats under our care. We use them for the cats to have a place to hide when stressed and a perch to stimulate their fondness of vertical surroundings. Also we have used the castles to stay with each cat all the way through adoption as a way for new owners to transport and to give the cats a familiar place in their new homes!

The grant has helped lower stress for the cats in the shelter and lower stress of moving into a new home. Our organization has benefited from the castles by having patrons applaud our accommodations for the cats housed here at the shelter. Also we have been able to not lose any of our plastic carriers, used for vet appointments, since we are able to send cats home with their own carriers.

How many pets did this grant help?

Currently we have adopted out 61 cats this year and all have been accommodated with the cat castles while they waited for new homes and at their new homes.

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

Smoke, a male domestic shorthair cat, was surrendered to us because his previous owners were moving into a complex that doesn’t allow pets. He was scared when he first arrived into our isolation/intake room, but by giving him access to the Cat Castle, he is now back to his friendly self and is getting adopted soon! Patches, a calico cat, was surrendered and her previous owners noted that she likes climbing, so we were able to meet her needs with the Cat Castle, where she spends most of her time perching.

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