Melody Teh


Thu, 4 Jun, 2015

The “cat library” that allows workers to borrow a kitten for the day

The “cat library” that allows workers to borrow a kitten for the day

Local government employees of Doña Ana County in Las Cruces, New Mexico work days have gotten a whole lot better (and fluffier) as they can now head to a “cat library” and pick a kitty to keep them company at their desk.

The cats come from a local animal shelter who usually need a little special attention.

“We have had cats that are blind, that have been abused, that were abandoned,” said one of the employees, Tiffany Tillison.

Cat Library

As well as being the perfect afternoon pick-me-up in your long working day, Tillison said the project helps the cats find forever homes. Around 100 cats, including Tillison’s own family, have adopted their cats through the library.

“Most animal shelters are out of the way outside of towns (usually outside the city limits), so you have to really be thinking of adopting an animal to take the trouble to go over there,” she said. “But with this program, hundreds of people come through our lobby every day, so they can’t miss seeing them!”

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