Sanctuary Cats Reap the Rewards of Expansion
by Steven Block
The ongoing construction of new cottages for the dogs at Our Companions Animal Sanctuary is also benefitting their feline counterparts. Because of the expansion plan at the Sanctuary, both floors of the main cottage will now be completely dedicated to the Sanctuary’s cats.
Following the departure of the canines in November, renovations began to retrofit the bottom floor of the main cottage for the needs of the cats. Some of the exciting changes include the creation of an outdoor ‘catio’, where cats can roam outside in an enclosed setting, and increased shelving for cats who like to climb. The additional rooms on the lower level will allow cats to be grouped based on age, activity level, personality, and other characteristics.
The expanded cat area also permits Our Companions to help provide housing for more animals. Prior to the expansion, the building has typically served between 15 and 20 cats at a time. Sanctuary Director of Feline Operations, Laura Jordan, expects that the additional space will allow for the feline population at the sanctuary to approximately double.
The growth in the feline population at the sanctuary means that volunteers and supplies are needed more than ever. Anyone interested in volunteering with the cats at the Sanctuary or donating supplies through Amazon.com’s Wish List should access www.ourcompanions.org.
All Sanctuary cats available for adoption can be found on the Our Companions website. The Sanctuary is open to the general public from 1pm to 3pm on Saturdays and appointments can be made to visit the Sanctuary throughout the week. Click here to learn more about visiting.