litter odor

I volunteer at a 200 cat cat shelter without much money. We are trying to find ways to reduce costs/stretch our money. A big expense is Baking soda with scent release by arm and hammer for cat litter. We asked them if we could get some products but they declined.

Is there a natural litter odor solution we could make ourselves, safe for cats? Thanks for your help!

Asked by Member 1136282 on Oct 17th 2012 Tagged costs, managinglitterodor, catsafety, stretchingshelterdollars in Shelters & Rescue
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Bradley (Adopted)

well i dont know id there is any other home remedy, but i have about 25 cats myself and i usually get tidy cats. i also look for coupons for those products

Bradley (Adopted) answered on 10/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

Fill a pot with 1 gallon of warm water and add a teaspoon of soap.Shred newspapers in a paper shredder, creating long, thin strips of paper.
Only use paper sections, and not the glossy advertisement sections.Put the strips of newspaper in the pot and swish them around in the water to ensure a thorough soaking. This helps to soften the paper and remove as much ink as possible.Fully submerge and soak all the paper. It is better to complete the soaking in several iterations than to put too much paper in the pot and have it not soak properly.Empty the pot into a colander and allow the strips to drain.Rinse the pot to remove any soap residue.Fill the pot with plain water and rinse the strips.The clean rinse removes residual ink and soap from the strips. It may take two or three rinses to remove all the soap. Sprinkle liberally with baking soda and knead it in well. Spread the mix on a drying screen and leave for several days. It takes about 1/2 hour to make a bath, but allow for drying.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 10/18/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Izzie gave a good answer as usual. What shelter do you volunteer at? Do they have a website? I'll see what I can do to help.

Twinkle answered on 10/18/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer