Of course, I wish that all rescued cats awaiting adoption in a shelter could spend their days in open, cage-free cat rooms, but unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet. There are still lots of shelters that, due to space and budget limitations, still have to keep cats in cages. Plus, some kitties need to stay in isolation because of health or behavior issues. Luckily, there are companies out there making products specifically for these kitties, because they need exercise and entertainment so they can stay healthy and shine when potential adopters come by to visit them.
One really great product I’ve been meaning to share with you for a while now is Stretch and Scratch. These simple little cardboard scratchers are designed to meet the needs of cats and kittens staying temporarily in caged environments. The Stretch and Scratch cardboard cat scratcher is just the right size to fit in the cage, plus it’s sturdy, easy to install, and most importantly, it’s affordable.
The scratcher attaches to the bars of the cage with twist ties. Attaching it to the side of the cage keeps it out of the way for easy cleaning. Place it up high for older cats to get a good stretch when scratching, or hang it down low for kittens. Shelters are also encouraged to send the scratchers home with cats when they are adopted so they will have something familiar in their new surroundings.
Stretch and Scratch scratchers are available in quantities or 6, 12, 25 or 50. A full case of 50 scratchers is just $58.95, just a little over $1 per scratcher! And shipping is always just $4.95 per case. This is a great item to donate to your local shelter, or if you work at a shelter, consider putting Stretch and Scratch on your wishlist so your supporters will know to purchase them.