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Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County: Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratchers Grant Report

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

The cat scratchers were placed into cat kennels to provide enrichment and activity for our long-term residents.

Since we do not euthanize for time or space, many of our cats are here much longer than in a typical shelter setting. For this reason, providing them with this kind of enrichment helps reduce kennel stress and makes their stay here more pleasant.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 50

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

Aloha was a kitten the first time he was here, and was adopted out in early 2013. Unfortunately, his owners could no longer keep him, so they returned him to us in October. Aloha was now a 1-year-old cat, with lots of energy and nowhere to express it in a kennel environment. The Stretch and Scratch Cat Scratcher made all the difference, allowing Aloha to get enrichment and relieve stress, making him a happier and more adoptable cat!

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