Thursday, September 24, 2009
Now Open: The Butterbean Quarantine!
As most of you know, a big chunk of the money you generously donated to the IBKC fundraiser for our Humane Society went towards the build-out of two cat quarantine rooms. Because of the donations, we officially sponsored one of the rooms, and it has been dubbed "The Butterbean Quarantine".
Just a weeks back, they officially opened the doors. Today I stopped by to see the fully functioning rooms in person, and snap a few pictures to share with you. Shana was there today to give me the full tour.
The rooms are lovely. The walls are painted a pale, watery blue and natural light floods in through the skylights. The rooms feel peaceful and calm. So do the resident cats.
There are 32 cages total in the two rooms. Some are for single cats, others are large enough to house pairs or a family.
The Butterbean Quarantine will be used to hold the healthy owner-surrender cats while they wait for a spot to open up for them at one the satellite adoption stations at PetSmart, Petco or Metropolian Vet. This frees up more space in the main cattery and will keep the owner-surrender cats healthy by keeping them separate from the strays.
Having these rooms up and running is going to make such a HUGE difference at the HS.
So, thank you once again for your amazing support. Just look what you did and think of all the lives you are saving.
One of the banks of cages in the Butterbean Quarantine
Butterbean Quarantine resident "Screech" and her "wubbie".
I'm guessing that's Shana's handwriting.
Beautiful cow-cat Gussy.
Gussy gets a little love from Shana.