Viral video shows shelter cats enjoying doll beds donated by local business

Thanks to a generous donation by IKEA Canada (the Etobicoke location), cats at Etobicoke Humane Society are probably sleeping like angels after being given adorable doll beds. Their video has gone viral with more than 100,000 views since it was uploaded to their Facebook page on April 11.

Doll bed donated to Etobicoke Humane Society (Facebook)

Located in Toronto, Ontario, EHS is an independent, all-volunteer, federally registered charity serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1987. Money is tight, as EHS has no paid employees, including their board of directors, managers, shelter volunteers, office volunteers and program coordinators. Donations of any kind are greatly appreciated, especially those that will entertain the cats.

The adoptable cats have cat trees and such to play on and approve of this new addition (see video below).

EHS moved into their new, rented facility in April 2012, which allowed them to offer on-site sheltering and adoption. As with most shelters, their floors are easy to clean, but not very comfortable to nap on.

IKEA Canada not only donated 10 Duktig doll beds but also gave a $300 donation to the society. Now the cats can curl up and nap in comfort.

Etobicoke Humane Society cat enjoying the beds (Facebook)

EHS does not euthanize any animal due to lack of space, taking in only those animals for which they have shelter or foster homes. Euthanasia is a last resort and none of their animals are used for research purposes.

Thank you, IKEA Canada, for thinking of the cats at the Etobicoke Humane Society. The volunteers, staff and the cats appreciate their new furniture. It’s easy to see the cats who ‘assisted’ in putting the beds together were more than ready to try them out.

Elisa

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