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Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

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

We used the grant to reduce and, in a few cases, eliminate the adoption fee we normally have to charge to allow more older cats to get adopted. For cats between 6 months old to a year, we reduced the price by $15, and for cats over a year old we were able to cut the adoption fee in half. We also waived altogether one adoption fee for anyone wanting to adopt two cats at the same time. A discount was also given to several seniors and a veteran. This allowed 38 cats to be adopted in the four-month period, which is a record for us.

It allowed our older cats to be adopted at quicker rate than normal; therefore we were able to take in and rescue even more cats. We were able to find homes for 38 cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

38 cats were adopted.

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

We have several great stories, but most recently, a family was set to adopt Tilly, one of our Maine coon mixes, but when they went to adopt her they saw Tilly’s roommate, Shasta, and decided to adopt them together, which was made possible by the adoption-fee reduction and allowed these two cats to stay together. Another story is that a veteran adopted one of our cats as he was told a pet would help with his PTSD.

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