Our immediate, urgent imperative was to secure the safety and well-being of the colony. We spayed or neutered every cat, one by one, and administered any necessary medical treatment. Remarkably our entire colony has tested FeLV/FIV negative. Then we began construction on their new home.
The Pet Therapy & Comfort Pavillion
The Pavillion is entirely separate from the resident area, and the cats live in their own compound with their own caregivers. They have five cottages of varied sizes, a secret garden, and multiple play areas which include a huge Podocarpus tree to climb, and a tree house. Except for the indoor cottages, the entire habitat is open on one side for resident viewing, with a large plexiglass wall providing unobstructed views of the central pavilion. Every morning, afternoon, and evening the seniors enjoy watching the kitties play. It’s a win-win for the senior residents who love the cats, many of them having known these cats since they were kittens.
First Time Experience for Feral Cats
Our ferals, like millions more, had never been inside. They had never experienced a soft pillow or warm blanky under their bodies, or felt a soft warm kitty bed to curl up into. They never experienced toys or balls to play with, and they couldn’t escape the hot sun or shivering cold that made their bones brittle. The cats never experienced a safe and quiet place to lay their head; they didn’t know how to sleep without one eye open. And they never knew where their next meal was coming from. But now, for the first time in their lives they know what this feels like!