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Enrichment for Shelter Pets

Boy with Cat ImageNo matter how good a shelter is, it still isn’t a home. This can lead to boredom, anxiety and the development of behaviour and/or health problems. Enrichment programming provides an interesting, complex, challenging, stimulating, and variable environment that encourages shelter animals to explore, think, learn, engage, and be well — mentally and physically.
Donate items to our Enrichment Program and help make our shelter animal’s time with us more fun!

  • CD players (looking for three for use in various animal rooms)
  • Soothing CDs such as classical music, bird songs, nature or natural sounds (no thunder or storm sounds please)
  • Chew toys
  • Kibble-dispensing devices
  • Rope toys
  • Kongs of all sizes
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Cat nip
  • Rawhides
  • Paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • Tennis balls
  • Inexpensive toys (think Dollar Store!)
  • Peanut butter, squeeze cheese (for Kong toys)
  • Egg cartons, plastic water bottles, paper bags, pipe cleaners, feathers (for making toys)

Thank you to our volunteers who have raised funds to purchase cat shelters, beds and a cat wheel for our adoption cats. All of these items create an enriched environment, giving our cats an opportunity to create their own positive experiences in an enclosed space. If cats get the right stimulation, they will be happier and more adoptable.​

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