Reports From This Organization

Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter: Petfinder Annual Survey General Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We have used this grant to provide enrichment for the cats in our adoption center: Cat hammocks, cat beds, toys and cat scratchers for their cages.

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

It provided enrichment to the cats in our offsite adoption center waiting for forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

The cats love their hammocks and beds, which provide comfort while they are waiting for their forever homes. The cat scratchers for their cages provide them a place to do what comes naturally! And toys are always fun. Having happy, relaxed cats helps them find forever homes! Cats pictured include Willow (first photo). From her Petfinder profile: “This teenage kitten is super sweet and fun-loving. She’s been fostered with cats and dogs.” Meet Willow here.

Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To offer reduced adoption fees

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

We were able to lower our adoption fees and offer some no-cost adoptions for harder-to-place cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

Thirty felines were adopted.

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

We were able to provide no-cost adoptions for four hard-to-place adult cats. These adults had been with us a while and each had some challenges that made them harder to place. One was deaf and very reactive, one was fearful, one has a chronic eye issue, and one was a little nippy! Each home was more than willing to work with the cat and ensure they had a good quality of life.