April 1st 2011 2:53 pm
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Our Humane Society has had a renovation. Now, all the kitties are behind a kind of plexi glass window. But the cages have 2 or 3 levels so the kitties can climb up and down!
But the cats are not in cages with bars anymore. There is good ventilation though, because the wire bars are at the back of the cages which has a nice hallway back there so the cats can be fed.
But with these glassed cages, people can't just walk by the cats and brush their paw, or their fur. If someone talks to the kitty, it goes "Meow? What'd you say?".
However, people can tell the Humane Society which kitty they like, and go into a room and visit with the kitty.
But it's too bad there's no more opportunity for kitties to reach out through the bars, and choose (touch) their new owner (like I did! We work our magic that way and prove ourselves irresistable!).
So it is not as much fun visiting there as it used to be. The glassed cages makes it difficult to interact with the kitties.
Pet Smart still has wire bars on the cages and we like going there better; we can talk to and touch the kitties. And after visiting a few times the kitties there even recognize our voices! (Of course I don't really go there, but my Dad let's me know how things are!).
Do others feel they don't like the plexi glass cages too?
Love Ginger xo
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It's a tough call. We have two petsmarts in town (crazy right?) One of them has the wire cages and one has the new remodeled rooms. They both have their good and bad sides. My mommy is partial to the wire cages because they can pet the kitties easier and communicate with them, but the glass ones are so much bigger and cleaner looking, a little more privacy for the kitties too.
Some of the Pet Smarts in our area have the old wire cages and some have the new plexiglass cages. When mommy volunteered at PS, it was an older store with wire cages. The wire cages are easy to clean and in an enclosed room where the cats all came out to play with their toys or just sit on a cat scratch lounger looking out the window. There was even a cat tree! People came into the room and interacted with the cats who were out of their cages and also could interact through the cage wires. When mommy visited a newer store, she saw the new cages and they were smaller than the wire cages where she volunteered, at least where we live. I guess it depends on where you live. The cats in the clear cages barely had room to stand up and turn around! She didn't like the new PS cages at all. (And that center looked dirty too). She said it was like the who cats lived in the new PS cages lived in a motel and the cats in the wire cages lived in a 5 star hotel in comparison.
Have a nice day!
Perhaps the idea for the plexiglass was to prevent possible spread of diseases, but yes, meowmy would prefer to be able to 'reach out and touch someone'.
Too bad they have to be in any cages at all...
You have a really good point about the glass cages.
I am glad for the wire cages purrsonally - scaling the cage and meowing like crazy helped my family choose me years ago!