Association of Topeka (C.A.T.) began its operation in the spring of
1988 and since then, has placed thousands of cats and kittens in
loving homes. In July of 2003, the organization moved into its
current facility. The new shelter features colorful cage-free rooms
with lots of cubby-holes, ramps, ledges, ramps, and steps for cats
to play or just escape for a much-needed nap. Secure screened in
porches provide views of nature and visits from a neighboring
squirrels and birds. Our quarantine room has its own air system,
providing a safe environment for recovering or ill cats.
Many fellow animal lovers showed their
generosity and concern for the growing number of stray and abandoned
cats by contributing to C.A.T.'s Building Fund. The new building was
finished and we moved in July 1, 2003 to a new cage-free shelter. It
is proving to be a warm and caring environment for the cats, and a
fun place to visit for cat lovers. The current shelter is ideal for
finding homes for these wonderful cat companions.
The majority of cats are in
free rooms without cages. Our cat rooms feature cat
"playgrounds" of ramps, stairs, perches, and cubbies. Such
an arrangement allows more opportunity for cats to play and
exercise. It also allows the full height of the rooms to be used,
allowing more cats. Outside areas are available to cats in a
traditional screened porch. It was part of our plan to provide our
"residents" with as much of a natural life as possible.
We have provided a shelter
where cat lovers can gather. We hope we have succeeded in creating a
cheerful, friendly space where the public, volunteers, and
supporters of C.A.T. want to visit and feel welcome.