A properly designed, equipped and managed communal cat room can mean happier, healthier felines—which can mean more adoptions.
An isolated existence in a cage deprives cats of the opportunity to engage in the most natural feline behaviors – behaviors that are essential to help them cope with the stress inherent in shelter living.
A group room helps provide cats with a sense of control over their environment, thus eliminating a major source of their stress.
In fact, the success of a group cat room is directly tied to stress control. The focus should be on eliminating sources of stress where possible, minimizing those that cannot be eliminated—and empowering cats with ways to cope with unavoidable stress.
The communal cat room section includes detailed directions on:
• Key elements for success
• Outfitting & enriching
• Selecting healthy, compatible cats
• Daily monitoring
• All in, all out vs. trickling
• Judging capacity