This Moderncat Spotlight focuses on a very special organization in central Ohio in celebration of their brand new cat adoption center. Colony Cats is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose primary mission is to address cat overpopulation in central Ohio through public awareness and spay/neuter efforts. Since 2002, the organization has facilitated spay or neuter of over 6,324 animals. They also have a network of foster homes for friendly, adoptable cats and kittens that have been rescued (as well as dogs and puppies that are encountered while assisting cats).
Just last week, Colony Cats opened an innovative, contemporary cat adoption center in Columbus, Ohio. This adoption center is very unique! Instead of being in a free-standing building, the center is conveniently located in a storefront at a busy shopping center — what a great way to introduce the cats to potential adopters! The design of the facility is also quite special. Cats and kittens are not in cages, but rather in one of five open “living rooms” that provide open views and plenty of space for the cats to mingle with visitors. Potential adopters can visit the cats in the living rooms or take them into a private adoption room. The center offers a library with educational materials to help adopters fully understand cats and cat behavior, ideally reducing the risk of returns.
The cat rooms are full equipped with some of the best Moderncat accessories available, thanks to some wonderful sponsors who donated items to the new center. A BIG thank you to Modern Cat Designs, Cat Livin’, Urban Pet Haus, Marmalade Pet Care, Square Cat Habitat, and Caboodle for contributing products for the new center! These kitties are definitely living in style while they wait for their new home!
Here are some of the residents enjoying their accessories: a Wedge scratcher from Cat Livin’; several Cheeky Chaises from Marmalade Pet Care; a tall cat condo from Modern Cat Designs; Caboodle carboard cat habitats; Curve perches from Urban Pet Haus; and a Buddha wall perch from Square Cat Habitat.
Fine art and photographs featuring cats adorn the walls at the center. The works are by local artists, who are donating 30 percent of the proceeds to the center for any piece sold. There is also a giving tree where people can add a leaf for each donation made. This handsome black kitty seems to enjoy the top of the giving tree.
The interior design work on the new center was donated by John Wilson of CRI Interiors, Inc. What an amazing job! The Colony Cats adoption center is located at 2740 Festival Lane on the south side of Highway 161, east of Sawmill. If you’re ever in Columbus, please stop by and take a look!
Fundraising Giveaway: Enter to win a set of Curve perches from Urban Pet Haus!
In conjunction with the grand opening of the new Colony Cats adoption center, we have another great fundraiser giveaway for you! The folks at Urban Pet Haus have generously donated a set of their brand new Curve perches for the giveaway! The set includes one large and one small perch. As you can see above, the Curve perches are quite popular with the kitties at the adoption center and I can tell you, we have some at my house, they are wonderful. The perfect size and shape! Your cats will love these and so will you.
To enter the drawing, please visit the Colony Cats fundraising page on GiveForward and make a donation of any amount and you’ll be entered to win. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing on December 1 and notified via GiveForward. Let’s try to reach the goal of raising $1000 for this awesome organization and their new facility!