The Miami County Community Foundation granted $4,414 to Scratching Post Cat Rescue, Inc. of Peru.

The grant will be used to purchase new cages for the isolation area. When cats are brought into the building, they are first isolated in order to receive the proper care and vaccinations before they join the rest of the cats in the shelter.

scratchThe Scratching Post Cat Rescue, Inc. was established by Shelley Shircliff, who first began rescuing stray cats with kittens in 2005. In 2013, Shelley obtained her 501(c)(3) and moved her organization into a larger building in order to help reduce the feral cat issue in Peru. The shelter helps with veterinarian services and helps to find homes for stray cats in Miami County.

Scratching Post Cat Rescue, Inc. relies on donations, grants, and fundraising. It is also supported by a Miami County Community Foundation endowment fund, called the Scratching Post Cat Rescue Fund.
The Miami County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) public trust. The mission of the Community Foundation is to improve the quality of lives in our communities by assisting donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes forever. We do this by building endowment funds for our communities with contributions, both large and small.
For more information or to give a gift to the Scratching Post Cat Rescue Fund, go to or call 877-432-6423.

In photo Left to right: Connie Cutler, MCCF Director of Development, Shelley Shircliff, Scratching Post Cat Rescue Director, Kara Shank, volunteer, and Rita Jackson, MCCF Grants chairman.

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