Humane Society cats move into their brand new home

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The lucky cats at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region have moved into their brand new home. The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new cat adoption center was Monday, June 27.

About 7,000 cats come through the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region every year.

Jan McHugh-Smith, President and CEO of HSPPR said, “34 percent of households in this area have at least 2.2 cats and about 5 percent of those cats end up coming to our shelter.”

So it’s important for these friendly felines to have a happy home.

“We want to have a nice warm space for our cats where they can play and interact with people who interested in adopting,” said McHugh-Smith.

For the past 16 years their cages have been behind glass, making it hard for the folks thinking about adopting to get to know them on a personal level.

Sydney Weatherford, HSPPR helper said, “They would try to rub against the glass and cages and try to touch you but you couldn’t through the glass.”

“The best part is people can walk into our condos and have a chance to sit and play with these animals or touch them when they go to the individual cages,” said McHugh-Smith.

The new cat adoption center has room for more than 40 pretty kitties in unique cat condos and if anyone knows these guys deserve a nice place to stay it’s the Humane Society helpers.

Weatherford said, “I think it’s a good home for the cats to have a little more space to walk around and roam in their cages.”

These cribs for cats also have colony rooms where multiple cats can live together but don’t worry, there’s single caging for the more introverted felines.

McHugh-Smith said, “They have vertical and horizontal space which is really important for cats.”

The $300,000 kitty crash pad is possible thanks to private donations to the Humane Society’s $8 million capital campaign, which will also fund a new lost and found center, a disaster holding space and a dog park, opening in early fall.

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