A unique and ambitious three-year, $1.5 million project organized by the Humane Rescue Alliance, the Humane Society of the United States, PetSmart Charities and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, wants to know how many cats are living in Washington D.C. and how these cats are living their lives. The results will help animal advocates better understand the cats in their community and to help more strays find homes. Two full-time staffers and up to 50 cameras will be deployed on city blocks and in forested areas and parks. Cats will also be counted by sending questionnaires to homes and by simply walking streets to track cats within a particular zip code. Read more about the project in The Washington Post, or visit the DC Cat Count website.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you about the AAFP’s new feline anesthesia guidelines, on Tuesday, we featured a super cute cat basket perch and scratcher, on Wednesday, we introduced you to the Orphan Kitten Club, and on Friday, we reviewed I Am a Cat. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for an Assisi Loop!
The kitten in today’s video must be having some really good dreams – enjoy!
Have a great weekend!