Here read the article about the winner of the Petfinder’s.com Adopt-A-Shelter program for which we provided the cat furniture.
The Refined Feline joined forces with Petfinder.com to promote a cat room makeover contest to animal shelters around the country. The winner would receive over $1,300 of cat furniture from our company. Out of 100′s of entries a winner was selected: Central Minnesota Animal Care and Control.
On October 24th we flew from New York to Minnesota to help Lisa Tenter, director of CMACC, and her team assemble and install their new furniture.
Tenter entered the cat shelter makeover contest because they wanted to make a communal cat room but had no funding or any idea of what furniture to place in the space. They fell in love with The Refined Feline line of cat furniture and wanted to have it as the main focal points of the room.
“This makeover will provide cats with a room to stretch, play, and relax just like they were in a home setting.” says Tenter. “The atmosphere is expected to reduce shelter stress in these cats making them less prone to illness and disease. This aspect gives them a better chance at ultimately being adopted into a new forever home. It is also expected to reduce their length of stay at the shelter.”
CMACC has on average 15-20 cats available for adoption. They plan to place 4-5 vaccinated/altered cats into the new room when it is finished.
“The shelter as a whole will benefit from the fact that more people will want to visit the shelter to see the new “cat lounge”. And many may visit more often.” Said Tenter. ” Not only is it healthy for the cats, potential adopters will be able to see and visit with free-roaming cats in a more home-like environment. Making it easier for the adopters to pick out their new friend.”
We are happy to help this cat shelter in need and we hope to run this contest annually.
Animal Haven Shelter in New York City came to us with a request. After a bit of ring worm that went around, they wanted to replace their current cat furniture in their cat room, the standard ugly beige shaggy cat towers we know and hate. At the same time they had a really nice space and wanted to beautify the room while giving cats a fun place to play while they wait to be adopted. We were happy to help!
Our newer Lotus has carpet which is velcro’d on, making it easy to replace if a cat gets sick.
We love to help animal shelters and have a variety of programs to do so. If you work at one or know of one trying to raise money, please have them feel free to contact us.
We recently sent out a survey to current customers and in return for their time we offered to make a donation to various animal shelters. We are happy to announce that $500 will be divided up among a select few local and national shelters. This is on top of the nearly $1,000 of cat furniture we have donated to shelters nationwide this year.
A big thank you to our patrons and happy holidays!