Help Build Kitty Forts for Cats in Our Care
Kitty Forts Provide a Place Where Adoptable Cats Can Retreat to While Housed in Their Crates
April 9, 2015
We’re looking for individuals or groups who are interested in “adopting” our kitty fort project! Kitty forts are a perfect craft project for school or scout groups, family get-togethers or a birthday or holiday activity.
Kitty forts help keep the cats and kittens happy and alleviate stress while they await new, loving homes. They’re bright and colorful, and made from simple cardboard boxes. You can donate kitty forts to any of our three adoption centers, in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland.
- Are easy and fun to make!
- Provide a safe, secure perching spot or retreat for kitties
- Provide a structure that can be scratched or rubbed against
- Create a comforting environment that carries the cat’s scent on it
- Can be enhanced with toys to add to their enjoyment
- Can go with the kitty to his or her new home, providing comfort during the transition
How to do it:
- Select a cardboard box with these approximate dimensions: 12” x 12” x 12”
- Note: “Big box” stores often provide free boxes near the cash registers
- Cut out a large opening for the front side (ask an adult for assistance)
- Cover the box with construction paper, butcher block paper or mailing paper
- Use only nontoxic school glue
- Decorate your kitty forts with ink stamps or small stickers
- Please do not use string or yarn
- Deliver your kitty forts during adoption center hours, Mon.-Sat. Click here for locations and hours.