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Vanderburgh Humane Society: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Purchasing Feliway diffusers and refills for shelter-cat enrichment.

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

We have to purchase Feliway out-of-pocket almost 100% of the time — it’s not something we have a lot of success getting donated by our volunteers or the public. So having funding for Feliway is truly lifesaving in terms of opening up much-needed money in other areas.

How many pets did this grant help?

Around 1,800 — the average number of cats we take in each year, and this is a year’s supply of Feliway.

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

Lemur is a female brown-and-orange torbie originally surrendered to the Vanderburgh Humane Society with her four kittens. Her babies have all been adopted, but of course adult moms are typically left behind a lot longer, so she is seeking a home of her very own! Lemur is about 2 years old. She currently lives at River Kitty Cat Café, which is the very first cat café in southwestern Indiana and has successfully adopted out more than 150 VHS cats to date. With the constant reintroduction of new cats into a communal living space, Feliway really helps make the transition easy on everyone. Lemur was a little petulant at the beginning of her time at River Kitty, but with an adjustment period and with a Feliway diffuser constantly in use, she is now doing very well! Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation’s generosity, we were able to purchase enough Feliway for each of our cat rooms for a year. Lemur hopes that someone will fall in love with her on their next café visit and make her a permanent part of their own family. Meet Lemur: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/42049896

Vanderburgh Humane Society: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used for the care and adoption of Cannon Ball, a senior cat.

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

Receiving these funds helped us to recoup the cost of a senior cat’s dental, neuter, and routine medical care. It will free up other unrestricted money to help more pets in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Cannon Ball was a needy kitty who had all the odds against him in terms of adoptability: He was older and extremely shy. After his dental procedure was completed, we posted him on social media and he was adopted the next day! Receiving these funds helped us to recoup the cost of his dental, neuter, and routine medical care while he waited on a home.

Vanderburgh Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Product was used for canine enrichment.

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

It provided our shelter dogs with enrichment while they wait for new homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

About 30 so far. The Kongs can be reused with future dogs as well.

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

Maybelle has been with us longer than any of our dogs. She’s a wonderfully sweet girl and likely gets overlooked a lot because of her age. She was immediately interested in her new Kong and, even though she didn’t chew on it right away, I’m sure she will once we fill it with yummy peanut butter! Having durable toys that she can chew on or play with will make her stay here more comfortable and hopefully make her stand out and look more endearing to potential adopters, too. There are three pictures of her with her Kong included! Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/41368821