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Columbia Humane Society: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

With this grant, we were able to purchase kennel enrichment items for 15 of the cats in our care. Each of the cats will be going home with the enrichment stuff also, so that they can have similar experiences at home as at the shelter. The package includes a two-door carrier, toys, arch groomer, play mat and a scratching pad.

This grant helped to make the cats more comfortable in our care; it also draws attention from adopters, as they are intrigued by how much the cats are moving and playing in their kennels. It also helps to make the cats feel more comfortable when they go into their new homes because they have stuff they are familiar with.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Zena (first photo) was found on the road after her family left her out in the cold and wet weather to fend for herself. She came to the shelter badly matted and very underweight. We recognized right away that Zena had a great disposition and she loved food. We started her in our Cat Pawsative training program and she quickly went to work learning to give a high five and sitting on command. This girl loves to play with her toys and is going to make a family a great life long companion. Meet her:

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