Sunday, April 14, 2024

Saga Humane Society receives new cattery


Resident cats at Saga Humane Society who are awaiting adoption can now enjoy the comfort of a brand new outdoor Cattery thanks to the kind donation of cat lover and San Pedro resident, Mark Maggiotto. With the upcoming new addition to his personal family, Mark felt forced to surrender his beloved cats. Knowing the present living conditions of the homeless cats at Saga were limited to indoor cages, Maggiotto could not see his beloved pets in such conditions so he decided to create a haven for all cats at the society.

Prior to the donation, cats at the facility were confined to cages throughout the day and night, with limited freedom to move around until adoption. The new facility provides the cats with ample space to scamper around, scratch poles and to be free during the course of the day. Potential adoptive owners can socialize with the cat of choice inside the cattery where their health is showcased as they playfully jump around.

Kathy Marin, Saga Board Member spoke of the donation, “This is a great thing. Oh my God. This is a dream come true for us and for the cats. With the new cattery being the first thing that one sees as they enter Saga’s compound, the cats are more exposed and in essence stand a better chance at adoption. If you’re interested, the cattery is big enough for visitors to go inside and play with the cats – this is really big for the cats at Saga.”

On an average, there are around 15 to 20 cats that will now have use of this brand new outdoor play-cage. The facility is very low maintenance, made of wood, zinc, and plastic coated fencing. Marin explained, “The cattery holds a large number of cats. We have a space for the adults as well as for the kittens. Now the cats get out at 8am and get back in the evening. They only sleep in the cages. Simply built, the facility provides little platforms for the cats to jump up on, purr and hang out.”

Saga presently offers adoption services for both cats and dogs. The requirements to qualify to adopt are: need to have proper housing; (if pets are housed outdoors, there needs to exist a fence); you must be over 18 years old and be able to pay an adoption fee. A newly adopted pet from Saga comes with a clean bill of health including up to date vaccines, and is either spayed or neutered.

In ending, Marin and Saga Humane Society said, “We would really like to thank Mark and hope that there are other people like him out there that will open their hearts and their pockets to donate to Saga.”

And the cats? Well, they say “Meow meow!” We believe that’s “Thank You” in cat-speak!

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