Cats and small critters awaiting adoption at Ontario SPCA and Humane Society animal centres now have 4 new themed “cat cabin” designs which are as enjoyable as they’re useful to maintain the animals snug and make them really feel protected.
Cat cabins get a makeover
Offered by Pet Valu’s Companions for Change, the Cat Cabin Program options 4 new cabin themed designs that includes “Cabin within the Meow-tains,” “Miami Seaside,” “Tiki Hut” and “Nautical Ship.” As a substitute of the standard brown cardboard field fashions of yesterday, the themed designs on every cardboard field characteristic illustrations that add the looks of wall artwork, home windows and even furnishings to every cat cabin.
What’s a cat cabin?
Cat cabins are cardboard field homes that act as a protected haven for cats in shelters. When a cat is adopted, the identical “cat cabin” transforms into a brief service that the cat can journey dwelling in. As soon as dwelling, adopters are inspired to reassemble the cabin, because it has the cat’s scent on it and helps ease their transition into their new dwelling by providing a well-known place to perch, sleep, conceal and rub.
Cat cabins give cats a spot the place they are often partially hidden, which helps them to really feel extra snug in an unfamiliar shelter setting. With a flat perch-like floor on prime of the enclosed cabin space, cats may sit up off the ground when exterior the cabin, which additionally helps them really feel safe.
Plus, kittens like to play in them! With two entrances in every cabin, kittens can chase one another by way of, plus they will follow climbing!
The magic of cardboard
Cats are scent-oriented creatures. As cardboard absorbs scent nicely, cat cabins assist soothe cats, who may be surrounded by their very own acquainted scent. When it’s time to go dwelling with a brand new loving household, the cat goes dwelling together with his or her private cabin. This brings a well-known piece of furnishings with them that is also coated with their very own scent. Each make the transition to a brand new dwelling simpler.
Small creatures love cabins, too!
Rodents and rabbits additionally just like the cabins. Since they’re chewers, they often like so as to add their very own distinctive design options, resembling new doorways and home windows.
For rabbits who’re an applicable measurement for the cabins, the field provides them a spot to sit down whereas getting the good thing about feeling partially hidden. As rabbits and small mammals are prey species, they typically prefer to really feel safe by having partitions and ceilings over them. Rabbits are additionally highly-scent oriented animals, and can “chin” their containers, urinate on them (particularly males), and in any other case add their scent to their containers. This helps set up the cabin as their very own, and may also help give them a way of safety and possession. Each may also help cut back their stress whereas in care.
And assuming they haven’t decreased their field to shreds, it can also go dwelling with them, and may have the identical profit to them because the den containers with cats.
Concerned with adopting?
Concerned with adopting? Go to ontariospca.ca/undertake to see animals ready for loving properties. Your new finest buddy could possibly be there, ready for you of their new cat cabin – curled up by the hearth of their meow-tain ski chalet, making waves on the seashore, having fun with a siesta underneath a string of tiki lights, or ready to sail off into the sundown.