The following is from the Summer 2010 issue of Protecting Animals, American Humane’s quarterly journal for animal welfare professionals. Used by permission. To learn more, visit www.AmericanHumane.org.
By Birgitte “B” Skielvig, Executive Director of Humane Society of Sedona, AZ
We have two cat activity rooms with outdoor porches: The large one holds 10 adults, and the smaller one can house six to eight kittens. Cats and kittens are introduced to the activity rooms gradually; they are kept in a crate inside the group room for 24 hours or so before turning them loose. Both rooms have a cat door and a sliding glass door that lead to an outdoor porch. The outdoor porch is enclosed using glass panels on the bottom and vertical aluminum rods (custom designed by Snyder Manufacturing) on top – the same design as our dog kennels. Our volunteers love to come and sit with the animals in the cat rooms!