The OHS has purchased several hundred specially-designed cat scratch pads to help ease feline stress inside our cramped shelter. The pads are easily affixed to the side of a cat cage, and allow the animals to ease anxiety and get a bit of exercise. Stress reduction in a shelter environment is extremely important, as it can help ward off illness and keep animals healthier.
The pads have been a huge hit with our cat residents so far! The pads have been used in a handful of cages, and our goal is to introduce them to more cages going forward.