The Feral Cat Equivalent of a Relaxing Spa Getaway Comes To Dallas Animal Services
|Three cats, one box.|
Enter Dallas-based Companions for Life, a shelter outreach organization, which donated 92 "feral cat dens" to Dallas Animal Services with financial funding from the Petco Foundation last week. The clear-fronted, white plastic boxes can be placed in the existing "Lost and Found" cages, where feline strays and night-drops are housed, and come with a small round door on the side that cats can slip in and out of. They can be locked shut when shelter workers need to reach into cages to clean and change out litter and food. That's a big step up from the wire traps in which many feral cats are brought to the shelter.
|This one's Thanksgiving colored. You should probably take him home.|
(And for those of you playing along at home: Not only have I managed to become the Foursquare mayor of DAS over the course of my last few visits to the shelter, I finally broke down and became a proper cat lady. Stella came home with me last Friday and has been happily terrorizing my Whiskey and Sake cats ever since. So, that's it. I'm a single woman who broke the two-cat barrier, and I don't care who knows it. Can't wait to get home, put in my rollers, and eat a whole box of Swiss Cake Rolls.)