I would like to introduce a wonderful animal rescue here in Arizona where I have been volunteering. Foothills Animal Rescue recently opened a beautiful new facility in North Scottsdale and it is a great example of how successful a cage-free facility can be. They even invited me to create a special Moderncat room to display some of the items that you’ve seen on the site to help visitors envision owning cats in a modern home.
Foothills Animal Rescue was started in 1995 to rescue and adopt out animals in Maricopa County, Arizona. The organization provides education, referrals, and resources to the public regarding animal welfare. They primarily take rescues from other rescue groups and from the euthanasia lists at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Humane Society. Every kitty in this facility is being given a second chance!
In the Moderncat room at the Foothills Animal Rescue adoption facility you’ll see the following:
- Cardboard cat houses from Catty Stacks
- Cat condos from Modern Cat Designs
- The Scratch’n Slumber Comfort Lounge from Brawny Cat
- Baobab bamboo cat tree, Itch wall scratcher and Lo floor scratcher from Square Cat Habitat
- Corrugated cardboard cat habitats from Caboodle
- Wave perches and Slant pet stairs from Urban Pet Haus
- Designer acrylic cat beds from Neko Habitat
- Pod bed from Hepper
- Cardboard lounges from Marmalade Pet Care
- Scratchers and toys from Moderncat Studio
Here are some beautiful kitties enjoying their Scratch’n Slumber Comfort Lounge.
The Wave perches are always occupied, as are the Caboodles and Modern Cat Designs condo. You will always find someone perching on the Baobab cat tree, the Marmalade lounge, and inside the Catty Stacks.
And the beautiful beds from Neko Habitat are popular napping spots.
But let’s not just focus on the Moderncat room! There are three other cat rooms, including one room dedicated to cats with Feline Leukemia. The facility has a separate health clinic with a full-time Medical Coordinator and an area where sick cats can be nursed back to health. Offices and meet-and-greet rooms are all beautifully renovated and welcoming for visitors. The whole building is filled with natural light and soothing colors.
Plus they have a FABULOUS resale boutique next door — one of the best thrift stores in the Phoenix area — and all the proceeds go directly to the animals.
The new facility is located at 23030 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, AZ. They are open Tuesday through Sunday for potential adopters to come in and bring home a new family member. Currently available cats are listed on the FAR website.
If you live in the Phoenix area, Foothills Animal Rescue can use your help! They are looking for volunteers to help at the new facility (it takes a lot of work to manage this place!). You can help out with animal care or adoption counseling, or work in the front office, cat rooms, animal clinic, or resale boutique. And if you’re interested, they always need people to foster the tiny kittens who need extra care before they can go into the facility (kittens!) and other cats that need special care. Please stop by to see the new facility (and the Moderncat room) and get involved!
MAKE A DONATION AND ENTER TO WIN A SMALL CAT CONDO FROM MODERN CAT DESIGNS!
Modern Cat Designs is offering a small cat condo to one lucky winner. We created a special fundraising page at GiveForward and anyone who makes a donation (no matter what the amount) will be entered into a drawing to win the small cat condo. The winner will get to choose either beige or chocolate. Donations must be made before the end of the fundraiser on October 31, 2010. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and notified via email.