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Pet Wipes Saves Cats’ Lives!

Pet Wipes Saves Cats’ Lives!

Shadow Cats:

“Since we are a Sanctuary environment and focus more on long term and hospice care, we don’t do as many adoptions as other groups. We focus on long term care for those cats who are perceived to be less adoptable- feral, seniors, feline leukemia positive, etc- although almost all of our cats are available for adoption.

During the grant period we took in 8 cats (feline leukemia, seniors, and owner surrender). We had two adoptions. Two were euthanized due to FeLV related issues and one due to liver issues.

The primary areas of usage were with the feline leukemia cats. We currently have 86 cats at the Sanctuary.

We most definitely saw a decrease in overall illness and an increase in cleanliness of the cats. We did not have a single instance of URI in this area, which is rare, and I believe much of that was related to product usage and the ability to keep the cats cleaner and to clean off facial /eye /nose drainage as soon as it was observed.

We love this product. It is handy and we are able to ‘grab’ it quickly when we need it. Its soft and we are able to wipe the cats eyes and face quickly without distressing the cats. We have had one cat- Polly- who is a rescue from the Great Kitty Rescue/Best Friends since 2007. She is feline leukemia positive and has a blocked tear duct. Her eye often has drainage. She is now very used to us cleaning her eyes! I’ve attached a pic of her getting her one of her frequent ‘eye baths from one of our volunteers, – Susan VandeVoorde!

Sheila Smith

It’s also makes a difference in some of the cats that are elderly and have less than stellar grooming habits. We are able to keep them clean. This really is a great product and I feel safe in using it for the cats. I have also asked my husband, Dr. Roy Smith 2013 President of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP- www.catvets.org) his thoughts and he feels this is a great product in helping us help the cats to live a healthier life.

Thank you for choosing Shadow Cats and our fragile community of Sanctuary cats to help- we sincerely appreciate it!”

-Sheila Smith, Executive Director

Purr West Virginia:

Lorna Venter

Executive Director We are still use these wipes, they are incredible! We love the fact that they were tested on HUMANS! They help us get our babes presentable and smelling great for adoption events and we always have a bottle on hand during our evening kids hours so that we can show the kids how to clean the cats up!”
  • Cats entering shelter while grant in place: 116
  • Cats adopted: 224
  • Cats euthanized due to illness due to virus: 9
  • Cats helped with grant: 310
  • Incidence of viral illness: 28
  • Death not euthanized: 7

No noticeable decline in URI or other illness, but a definite benefit to the overall health of the cat improves look and smell of cats for adoptions. The wipes are so safe easy to use our kids can use them on kids’ volunteer night:

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Cat Adoption Team:

Karen Green

Executive Director

“We have been using the wipes almost exclusively in our Kitten Headquarters. Our Kitten Foster Coordinator, Dawn, says she has been using them not only for eyes and ears but for other quick kitten clean-ups, as kittens are prone to messiness. ©

We have found the John Paul Pet Wipes to be especially useful with our kittens, who often not only need their eyes and ears cleaned, but also need other little clean-ups when they get messy due to abandonment, illness, biological functions, parasites, or general kitten hijinks. The wipes are easy to use and have a pleasant smell—they are not heavily perfumed like some other wipes. They have been a handy tool for our shelter.”

  • of incoming cats: 521
  • of adoptions: 769
  • of euthanasias: 2
  • euthanized due to illness: 2

Approximately 150 cats were helped with this product (we continue to use the wipes and have just about four canisters remaining)

We were not able to observe a reduction in illness. If there was a decrease it was small enough to be within our normal variable illness rate

Kittens helped with the grant:

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Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue:

Cathy Bonewell

Executive Director

“These wipes are handy and convenient. They help keep kitties ears and faces clean – and can be safely used on other areas of their bodies as well. We appreciated having them to use!”

We have found the John Paul Pet Wipes to be especially useful with our kittens, who often not only need their eyes and ears cleaned, but also need other little clean-ups when they get messy due to abandonment, illness, biological functions, parasites, or general kitten hijinks. The wipes are easy to use and have a pleasant smell—they are not heavily perfumed like some other wipes. They have been a handy tool for our shelter.”

  • Number of incoming cats during grant period: 66
  • Number of cat adoptions: 95
  • Number of cats euthanized: 0

It is hard to say whether illness was decreased, but they were good for cleaning faces and ears. We have cats at pet stores and we keep the wipes there to make sure the cats are presented clean and healthy. I am attaching pictures of kittens I am fostering that have benefited from the wipes.

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