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Noah's Ark SPCA/Humane Society: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

We were able to use the funds to enhance cat enrichment by purchasing disposable scratch pads for long-term residents in our care. Cats can suffer from boredom, so we thought of the scratchers to help with that issue. Sometimes cats have to be isolated and in a kennel by themselves, so providing them with their own personal disposable scratchers has improved their quality of life while in our care. They love them!

This grant gave us the opportunity to improve enrichment for the cats in our care. We were able to get multiple disposable cat scratchers for long-term residents, and were able to purchase a couple of scratchers for our adoption room as well. Our adoption room is usually filled with multiple adult cats, and they love having their scratchers in there!

We were also able to get two window perches. The cats are so happy! Being able to provide these helps the cats use their minds while in our care rather than suffering from boredom.

How many pets did this grant help?

at least 30

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

We have a long-term resident who has been with us for months. His name is Kermit. He came in as a kitten and was really sick. He had to be in isolation and on medication for a couple of weeks. He could not be around other cats in our care and we could tell he was becoming bored and seemed depressed.

Kermit was the reason we had the idea for disposable scratchers for the cats. That way, the scratchers can be the cats’ own, with no sharing, and kitties love them! Kermit seemed much happier having something to engage with besides the same toys he always plays with. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!

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