RSQ Dogs+: Cat Enrichment

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to purchase four cat trees.

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

Cat World at RSQ Dogs+ provides a whimsical environment for our cats who are waiting to find their forever homes. With the help of the Petfinder Foundation grant, we were able to purchase several cat trees. Sixty-plus cats roam free in Cat World and need places which provide safety, stress relief, exercise, and entertainment.

The cat trees provide a safe, vertical place for multiple cats to relax or catch a cat nap at the same time. The timid cats now have a place which allows them to stay relatively out in the open but still have a sense of security. These trees also give them the opportunity to fulfill their natural instincts to climb, jump, and stretch out. Trees purchased also had scratching posts so the cats have a designated scratching spot. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for enabling us to purchase cat trees which allow us to maintain harmony in Cat World.

How many pets did this grant help?

60+

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

Darla (first photo) is a feral who was trapped and brought to the rescue shelter. She has been slow to warm up to humans, often hiding in out-of-the-way spots. The cat tree has brought her out into the open and the volunteers can now work with her on trusting humans. She is not ready for adoption yet.

Sasha (second and third photos) is a senior cat with spinal arthritis. The new cat tree in the senior room allows her to get to higher spots without significant discomfort. She now has a place where she can look out the window for entertainment. Sasha is still waiting for her forever home. Meet Sasha here.

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