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Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue: Rescue U Renovation Grant Report

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

We built a three-room cat enclosure in an existing barn that just needed a new roof and were able to add cats to our rescue for the first time. The money repaired the roof, and paid for building materials and labor to build 6'x8' screened-in rooms with screen doors, outfitted with multilevel shelving, ramps and play toys.

We are now able to rescue cats and kittens in need for the first time ever. We have always gotten calls about needy cats, but never had a place to house them. We have saved 31 cats/kittens so far and currently house 10 cats/kittens.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have saved 31 cats/kittens in the last two months since our enclosures were built. We currently have 10 cats in residence.

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

The first two photos are of our very first kitty adoptions. They are siblings and were able to stay together. The couple who adopted them had recently become “empty nesters” when their last child went to college; they felt their home was just a little too quiet and they needed a warm, fuzzy creature to love this winter. So with two new kitties, they can each hold one! This adoption was certainly win-win!

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