The Animal Assistance Foundation has awarded Look What The Cat Brought In shelter and Rescue $15,000. The Animal Assistance Foundation grant is given to those that increase the live release rate of animals throughout the state of Colorado, produce measurable impact on animal welfare in Colorado, yield sustainable long term results, and support collaboration between organizations, and support and practice responsible stewardship.
Look What the Cat Brought In was founded in 2008 as a limited admission, adoption guaranteed shelter and was the first in Colorado Springs serving cats exclusively. Although their primary focus is in El Paso County, they have taken into their care cats in need from all over the state, including severe hoarding situations.
The cats accepted into their care come from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, from the City of Montrose Animal Control Facility, Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation in Lamar Colorado, Lucky Paws in Arvada, Colorado, City of Concordia Kansas Animal Control, Hearts United for Animals in Nebraska, Laramie Peak Animal Shelter in Wyoming and others.
Look What the Cat Brought In shelter and rescue also received $5,000 from the Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet license plate program. The license plates are part of the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund and the money will be used for spay/neuter surgery, microchip implantation and registration, and medical care for the cats in the shelter’s care. The shelter has provided much needed veterinary treatment for the cats they accept, and such care is aided with the money granted via both the Animal Assistance Foundation and the Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet license plate program
The director of Look What the Cat Brought In, Jennifer Nosler, is looking forward to sustaining an ongoing relationship with both the Animal Assistance Foundation and the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund to continue the vital work at the shelter. Particularly now that the shelter is moving from their current modest location into the former Hamlet Spay and Neuter two-story building at 2129 E. Boulder St. later this summer. With the move, Look What the Cat Brought In plans to expand the cats in their care and better service the community. The money from the Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet license plate program helps make that mission a reality.
**Be looking for more information on our move that is anticipated at the end of August 2014. We will have a grand opening celebration shortly after we are all settled in.