Mews and Nips: Catification at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley


Catification doesn’t get much better than this: the Humane Society of Boulder Valley remodeled its cat adoption center to create a cat paradise. From sky walks to colorful shelves to cozy hideaways, this cage-free shelter gives cats a stimulating and happy environment while they wait for their forever homes. This catification project is a tribute to Jackson Galaxy, who got his start in working with cats at Boulder Humane. “I couldn’t be more excited to see the work that my friends at HSBV have done,” said Jackson. “The homeless cats of Boulder Valley have a place that challenges and comforts them; at the same time, it shows them off in a brilliant, inviting way to their potential new forever families.” For more on this project, along with wonderful photos, visit

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we provided information on how to care for a cat with kidney disease, on Tuesday, we reviewed the new elevated pet feeder from Pet Fusion, and on Wednesday, Allegra talked about the importance of exercise for cats and humans, and on Friday, we celebrated the 4th of July. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a pack of ECO-Wise litter additive!

Catification is all about keeping your cats challenged and entertained, but I doubt that even Jackson Galaxy would have considered that a toilet could be considered part of a catification project. The creative kitty in today’s video begs to differ: he decided that it makes a fabulous cat toy!


Have a great weekend!

Photo via Hauspanther

6 Comments on Mews and Nips: Catification at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley

  1. Sue Brandes
    July 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm (6 years ago)

    That looks so nice. Hate when they have to live in a cage. That cat video is so funny.

  2. Sometimes, Cats Herd You
    July 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm (6 years ago)

    We agree with Majka above. Free-feeding seems to be the easiest thing to do in community rooms at shelters, but when the head peep went with her sister the day that she adopted Cousin Shep, there were a lot of morbidly obese cats in the local shelter’s community room, all with an unlimited supply of huge bowls of dry kibble. It seems like there must be a way to help them along the road to better health.

    When she was there last year, she noticed that our local shelter uses the Catswall system, too. It seems like a really good solution to be able to change things around periodically as the shelter population changes without drilling lots of extra holes.

  3. Majka
    July 5, 2014 at 9:22 am (6 years ago)

    Hello! The room looks great. However, what message will cat guardians get seeing these fancy bowls full of DRY FOOD?

    • Ingrid
      July 5, 2014 at 9:43 am (6 years ago)

      Excellent point, Majka!

    • Elizabeth
      July 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm (6 years ago)

      Some cats are shy. Some get bullied. Free feeding gives everyone at a shelter a better
      chance to eat. I adopted two kitties from a no kill shelter which didn’t have sufficient
      funding. They were walking skeletons. They both had fleas. They both had infectious
      diarrhea. One of them had herpes in her eyes. It was a sad situation. Fortunately
      they have both found a forever home with lots of food…and they don’t get bullied about it.

    • Elizabeth
      July 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm (6 years ago)

      Almost forgot…one had such a bad ear mite infestation she had scratched until she had
      scars on her ears.


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