Forget Me Not Animal Shelter: Purina and Amazon Treats for the Holidays Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Friskies Party Mix Cat treats were used for cats in our care and as part of our adopter packs for welcoming their new cat home.
Friskies Party Mix Cat Treats are favorites of all sorts of cats in our care, from the shy and quiet types to the bold and talkative ones! We use them to help the cats feel comfortable when they first arrive. For cats who are particularly frightened, these treats are a fabulous way to coax them out of hiding (in fact, two of our most shy cats now come running when we just shake the treat bottle). For happy cats who are used to shelter life, we use the treats as habitat enrichment, hiding them around their rooms so they can hunt for them.
Because the treats are known to, and loved by, the cats, we send a bottle home with every adopted cat, as a little piece of familiar comfort while they adjust to their new homes.
How many pets did this grant help?
We expect this grant to ultimately help up to 200 cats!
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We received some terrified cats who had been living with a woman who, sadly, had dementia and was unable to properly care for and socialize them. When Brooklyn and Brier arrived, we couldn’t get them to come out of the various boxes and hidey-holes around their cat room. Our volunteers began working with the cat treats, utilizing time and temptation to slowly lure the girls out of hiding. Until they started responding to treats, we weren’t even able to photograph and list them! After training them to come for treats, they became friendlier and friendlier, and we were able to get photos and this great video (which shows their love for the Friskies Party Mix treats): https://youtu.be/NNVpMzK-EYs
Meet Brooklyn: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35766007
Meet Briar: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35765976