Cat rescue organisations might like to take a look at this: live streaming of rescue cats in the shelter between the hours of 8:25 and 4:45 pm. This is a novel extension of the ubiquitous internet cat video.
At Cats Protection the organisers have installed two cameras in the interior pen space at their National Adoption Centre so potential adopters can get their daily, cute cat fix and size up cats for adoption.
They are miniature cameras which won’t disturb the cats. At the back of the pen there is a cat flap leading to a run where the cats can stretch their legs and have access to items such as the cat litter and high vantage points.
The cats on the cat cam are adoption ready. They are looking for permanent homes.
The cams give adopters an insight into the cats’ behavior and hopefully encourages more people to adopt from any one of the large number of cat foster carers and facilities at Cats Protection.
The spokeswoman, Clare Kiernan said:
“We’re always looking for ways to tell people about the many wonderful cats we have in our care throughout the UK that need a new, loving home.
The webcams seemed like a brilliant idea to us, so people can see for themselves just how funny, charming and entertaining cats can be.
The cat on show will probably change every week or so as the cats go to their forever homes.”
If the live streaming is successful the idea will be extended to other facilities.
What do you think? I like the idea. I like the fact that they are trying new methods to increase adoption rates.
Provided you watch at the correct time this link takes you to two lives streaming videos on the Cats Protection main website. I have not seen them as yet because this article was written outside the proscribed hours.
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