Help shelters become more cat friendly!
Traditional cat housing at shelters consists of a relatively small metal cage that contains food, water, a litter box and one frightened kitty. The space may also have a blanket or area to hide, but the size and design of this housing does not meet the mental and physical needs of a cat. Cats can quickly lose their mojo when living in too-small of spaces, without space for enrichment activity and room to engage in normal feline behaviors. This translates into anxiety, illness and withdrawal from interaction with potential adopters. When this happens, a cat's chances for adoption go way down.
To help a cats personality shine through and become adopted, Jackson Galaxy has developed Catification for Shelter Spaces. Through the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, shelters can receive grants to create open space, cage-free cat rooms in their shelters. The Jackson Galaxy Team provides expert consultation, planning and design of a fully Catified space, including perches, cat towers, toys and other items to give shelter cats the boost they need to be happy, healthy and more adoptable. Catified spaces help not only the cats in a shelter's care but staff, volunteers and potential adopters as well. A fun, engaging environment increases staff enthusiasm, draws more volunteers to shelters to donate their time, and brings in more potential pet parents who want to explore cat adoption in a friendly, welcoming setting. Happy people, happy cats, happy endings.
You can help. Just $5 supports JGF's Catification initiative to Catify shelter spaces for cats, helping to increase adoptions and save lives.
The Jackson Galaxy Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt charity with a mission to improve the lives of animals at risk, and help those that care for them. The Foundation focuses on programs that drive innovation, promotes improved shelter design and construction, and provides knowledge to inspire and empower animal advocates. They believe the best dreams are big and that no animal should die while waiting for a home. Jackson Galaxy is working to make that dream a reality for sheltered animals and the people who care for them.
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