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Cenla Cat Project: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary care for Pyewacket, a 6-month-old kitten who had been hit by a car and suffered substantial injuries.

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

Pyewacket was found by a good Samaritan and surrendered to Cenla Cat Project. He had a broken rear leg, a broken pelvis, and a severe inguinal hernia. His veterinary bills were more than $4,000. With help from our Facebook community and an Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation, his medical treatment was covered.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Pyewacket has been one fortunate feline. His luck began when a good Samaritan reached out to Cenla Cat Project (CCP) and we agreed to take him. How could we not find a way to help this little 6-month-old Siamese mix who purred the whole time he was being examined?

We were told that he would need major surgery and time to heal. His luck continued when the Petfinder Foundation and our Facebook community rallied to cover his veterinary expenses. He had to be kenneled for six weeks after his surgery to heal, and he continued to offer purrs for his caretakers.

We knew Pye would find his home quickly once he was healed and put up for adoption. We didn’t realize it would happen within two hours of being posted! This handsome boy found a great family. He has a kitty brother at home and two children who love him. His parents are spoiling him, which makes us happy. We are ever so grateful for his recovery and adoption.

Cenla Cat Project: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant money was used to reduce the adoption fees on 20 cats. Ten were long-term cats and 10 were for adoptions by U.S. veterans.

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

The biggest impact was on our long-term cats. Reducing the adoption fee gave adopters the incentive to give a chance at a forever home to our most timid felines. We still have funds for three long-term cats and two veterans.

How many pets did this grant help?

20 cats

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

Blythe, better known as BooBoo, came to us in April 2018 from a cat-hoarding situation. She was 10 months old and terribly shy. She was extremely docile. She would approach you for pets, and loved toys and treats. But BooBoo needed someone who understood cats and would give her the time and space she needed to adjust. She was adopted in late 2018 and returned the next day because she wouldn’t come out of the closet. On Oct. 5 this year, she found her forever home. Her family gave her time to settle in, and she has turned into a real lap cat. On Nov. 14, we received an update on her. Her family said, “We love BooBoo so much! She is absolutely perfect and fits so well in our home.”

Cenla Cat Project: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Cat towers, televisions for video entertainment, toys, beds, scratching towers.

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

It is the little things beyond the necessities that make life fun. Once we meet the medical needs and provide food and litter, there are no funds left for the fun things. Our kitties are loving having tall scratchers for their nails, towers to climb and jump on, and a great variety of toys (wand toys, toys to bat around, track toys). They adore kitty YouTube videos and cartoons. Their minds and bodies are kept active and agile thanks to the grant. Once worn out, every cat has a cozy place to sleep.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 to 60 at a time. (Over 200 per year.)

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

Gidget (first photo) was in need of medical treatment and good nutrition when she came to us. She was living in a car, malnourished, and with an old break to her left rear leg. In order to improve her quality of life, the leg had to be amputated. While “Gidgie Goo” was recovering, she was able to always have a clean bed, and toys to play with. She had to be kenneled away from the other kitties in her foster home while she healed. She had small toys that she could nuzzle and play with. Since she was let into the house, she has been playing with ball-track and wand toys. These toys have helped her find her balance and build muscle. Gidget is still looking for her forever home. Her true family will have to be as special as she is. Meet Gidget here.

Cenla Cat Project: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant was used to correct an anogenital abnormality. The surgery took more than two hours and was a success.

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

Without the grant from the Petfinder Foundation, we may not have been able to afford the surgery. Jack would have had a life of chronic urinary-tract infections and issues with defecating. Now this super-affectionate baby will be able to find a loving forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Jack came to us as a 6-week-old kitten. His foster noticed he was having issues defecating. Upon examination, our vet noticed an abnormality. A surgeon was called in, and she said she could repair him. She was prepared to do the surgery when Jack was small, but realized that it would be best if he were a little older. The surgery was delayed until November. Jack had his surgery on Nov. 28, 2018. It was not until the surgery was started that the doctor realized that his problem was even more severe. The surgery took more than two hours, and both our regular vet and the surgeon said they had never seen anything like it. We visited Jack at the clinic the next day, and he was back to his regular super-affectionate, purry self. Jack has at least three weeks in a e-collar. He is back with his foster mom. He is being loved and spoiled. Once Jack has completely healed from his surgery, he will be looking for his forever home. Jack sends his thanks to the Petfinder Foundation for making him well, and soon he will be counting on Petfinder.com to help find a home.