SPCA Eastern Shore, Inc.: Rescue U Renovation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
To make improvements to our adult cat room. Plumbing pipes were removed and dry-walled over, walls were repaired around the window, the door was repaired at the bottom on each side of the frame, everything got a fresh coat of paint, and a wall unit was built and installed for the cats to have resting perches up high and with views out the window.
Receiving this grant is truly wonderful for our cats. We house them in a community room and they've always had towers and chairs/couch to rest on, along with beds to sleep on. Some of the younger cats had gotten bored and found edges of drywall to play with. Very entertaining for them, not so pleasing for potential adopters to visit in a room needing repairs. Everything is now fixed, the room is appealing for people to visit in, and it's very nice for our cats that may be with us for some months.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Carolina (first photo) is a 5-year-old calico kitty; she came to us four years ago with a litter of three-day-old kittens. Carolina was independent and not inclined to socialize much with strangers. After staying with us for two years, she was adopted with her feline companion, Dorothy (second photo); after six months they were both returned to our shelter because the family was moving and couldn’t take them. After another few months’ stay, the pair was again adopted together; after only three months their new mom returned them because she had allergies. With so much of her life spent inside our shelter, improving her room makes her stay here that much easier; she now has many levels of perches to rest on and be above the action on the floor, if she chooses to.
Meet Carolina: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23090011
Meet Dorothy: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/27198069/