We used the grant funds to purchase a variety of enrichment equipment for the cats in our care. We purchased toys, interactive feeders, safe scratching products, durable cots, and calming products.
This grant helped our cats to have a better, lower-stress, more relaxed experience throughout their stay with us. We also saw a decrease in length of stay for our cats! Their time with us was both better and shorter!
One of the cats this grant helped is Hope (first photo). Hope stayed with us for more than 60 days! That is six times our average length of stay! However, because of this grant, we were able to ensure that Hope received the proper daily enrichment she needed. When we first met Hope, she was unhappy with us. She did not want to accept our presence, let alone our affection. With time and committed enrichment, Hope came around to be one of the most loving cats. And she got adopted!