Today, members of Council, community partners, citizens and City staff celebrated the official opening of the Catty Shack, Cat Adoption Centre, with a yarn-cutting ceremony and tours of the new facility.
Located in a renovated house at 756 Windermere Road, the Catty Shack is a temporary home to healthy, vaccinated, and well-adjusted cats ready to be adopted into their forever homes. The location features a storefront concept with cat caging, a private room to bond with cats and a room for cats to socialize and play. At maximum capacity, the Catty Shack can house 50 cats.
“Our goal is for all pets to have a caring, respectable and responsible home,” said Heather Chapman, Manager, Animal Services. “When a program like this one unfolds it just reconfirms what a caring community London is.”
“Londoners can be proud that we have made a commitment to be a no kill community” said Councillor Maureen Cassidy. “The Cat Adoption Centre will allow for a greater number of cats to be spayed/neutered and adopted and these are the two main pillars of reducing London’s cat overpopulation.”
The opening of the Catty Shack supports the strategic focus of Strengthening Our Community by providing compassionate care for animals, as identified in City Council’s Strategic Plan for the City of London 2015-2019.
The Catty Shack does not offer animal intake services, intake services for the City of London continue through the London Animal Care Centre.
The Catty Shack is operated by Cats R Us Rescue and is open to the public Thursday to Sunday. For full hours of operation please visit, london.ca/TheCattyShack.