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Tails of Hope: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

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

We received a monetary grant to purchase cat/kitten toys and furniture.

This grant really helped in several ways. First, we are a small rescue that is just starting out. Without this monetary donation, we would not have been able to purchase the bigger furniture items for our kittens and cats. Secondly, we believe that the kittens and cats that come into our rescue need an outlet to play and feel like they have their own space. The tree furniture gives them the opportunity to have space of their own to play and sleep. Since we have cats come into our rescue by either surrender or born into the rescue, these items will help them be socialized. The toys are a great way for our volunteers to interact with the kittens and cats so that they get that social interaction. Plus, it is so much fun to watch a cat chase a ball! I believe this grant will also help boost our volunteers. We are able to have the items needed to make sure we send lovable, socialized cats into their new forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

About 10 so far. The great thing about this grant is that it will allow us to help many kittens and cats. We recently took in three pregnant cats, so when those kittens are born, they will be able to use the items too.

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

We recently took in Mystery, a calico (first photo). Her foster family said that the toys and furniture have really allowed Mystery to come out of her shell and feel like she has a safe place to go. She has not been adopted yet. We have had several that have been adopted so far, with more to come!

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