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Cumberland County Animal Control Receives Grant

Jun 04, 2019

Cumberland County Animal Control has received a $961.35 Petfinder Cat Enrichment grant from the Petfinder Foundation. The grant is awarded to Petfinder organizations to fund the purchase of cat enrichment products.

Cumberland County Animal Control will use the funds to purchase disposable cardboard cat scratchers for the shelter’s cats.

“Scratching is a natural instinct for cats and is very important to a cat’s wellbeing because it helps them relieve stress,” said Elaine Smith, Animal Control Director. “We use disposable cardboard cat scratchers so that when the cats are adopted, they can take something familiar to their new home, and also to prevent the spread of illnesses which could happen with more permanent scratchers that would be shared.”

In Fiscal Year 2019, Animal Control has been awarded $19,327.35 in grant funding:

  • $4,366 from Petsmart Charities for cat portals
  • $14,000 from the Banfield Foundation for veterinary equipment
  • $961.35 from the Petfinder Foundation for cat enrichment

Cumberland County Animal Control posts adoptable pets at In addition to adopting a shelter pet, you can help Cumberland County shelter animals by becoming a pet foster, volunteering at the shelter or donating pet-related items to the shelter. Learn more at or call 910-321-6852.


The Foundation assists the 12,000+animalshelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Petfinder Foundation helps adoption organizations find homes for the pets in their care through its Sponsor A Pet, Disaster Fund, Quality of Life and other programs. Since its founding in 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to shelters and rescue groups in the United States, Canada and Mexico.