The numbers don't lie. A quick scan of PAWS Cat City's 2012 adoption figures, proudly displayed by Cat City Supervisor Steph Renaud in the form of squiggly-lined graphs, shows just how successful the cat adoption facility has been during its second year of operation in its new, state-of-the-art facility in Seattle's University District.
"In 2012, adult cat adoptions were up 35 percent and kitten adoptions up 76 percent" says Renaud. "That's a total of 1,391 animals adopted into loving homes!"
Two years ago—on January 11, 2011—PAWS Cat City moved from a
small, cramped office space in Greenwood to the current spacious facility on Roosevelt Way. The new-and-improved location features
three cat colonies, a separate visiting room and a bright and inviting common area for staff and volunteers
to greet and counsel prospective adopters.
PAWS Cat City's new, updated facility has played an integral role in the placement of hundreds more cats and kittens into loving, forever homes.
The open-colony setting, with cats and kittens staying in
rooms rather than in cages, provides an opportunity for visitors to
interact with the cats, see how they interact with each other, and get a
better sense of each cat’s unique personality.
The open floor plan also allows the cats and kittens to freely move around and explore, alleviating boredom and allowing them to socialize both with others cats and prospective adopters in a relaxed environment.
"It has been a great two years," says Renaud, "and we look forward to finding loving homes for even more deserving cats and kittens in 2013."