Sunday, January 15, 2006
Cat CagesAlmost a year ago, CM was assigned a small project. She was tasked with determining whether our cats were receiving the quality of care that we thought they should. At first, she was confused. What should she do? How should she do it? I told her there was no right or wrong, but that she should assess the current set up and recommend changes.
To ensure she got all the feedback she needed, she invited volunteers and staff to join her on the Cat Comfort Committee and together under her leadership, they recommended and implemented many changes. TV for the cats, special toys for the cats, cardboard for the cats and most importantly, new cages for the cats. (Our old ones are satistactory, but far from the latest and greatest in cat care. They are steel, small and don't have places for the cat to hang out.)
This last one hasn't been implemented yet, but we hope to do in the first half of this year. Although almost $20k has been raised thus far to fund these new cat cages, they will cost almost $55k in total, so we need more donations. If you think our cats deserve better, if you want to be a significant part of the future history of the East Bay SPCA, and if you like what you see below, please send us a donation (8323 Baldwin St. Oakland, CA 94621) attention: Cat Cages.