Stretch & Scratch: Cardboard Cat Scratchers for Shelter Kitties in Cages

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Stretch and ScratchAs lovers of all things furry, it is hard for many of us to deal with the fact that so many cats end up in shelters. Joan Laisney, a shelter volunteer, has gone so far as to set up a donation fund for all of the homeless cats who end up waiting for that special person to come pick them up. Her idea was this: while the cats are in cages, they have no cat scratch furniture to use. This deprives them of a basic need that if left unfulfilled will lead to a very unhappy kitty. Laisney decided to design the Stretch & Scratch, which can be easily attached to the door of a shelter cage and adjusted for maximum stretching!

Stretch & Scratch is a fund to donate these items to cats stuck in cages without even a cardboard cat scratcher to use. In fact, Laisney mentions that when she first started volunteering, she found scratch marks on the inner walls of the cages from where the cats had attempted to act out a natural instinct. This is what inspired her to create these sturdy and tough scratchers. Since they can be hung on the cage door, they don’t require much space either.

These scratchers come in sets of 6, 12, 25, and 50 and are relatively inexpensive. Just think about it: this holiday season you could spend a few bucks and donate Stretch & Scratch cat toys to your local shelter, making the holiday time cheerful for some lucky cats.

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Comments (5)

  1. Great post, Jenny!

    Bless Joan Laisney and her creativity and generosity!

    And…what a great idea for a holiday gift to help those poor unfortunate kitties awaiting their forever home!

    I know I’ll be setting aside some holiday funds and donating to this very worthy cause this year!

    Very warmest regards,

    Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3

  2. What a fabulous idea to bring some small sense of normalcy to a kitty in a shelter, to be able to stretch and scratch and fulfill that natural instinct. Thank you for posting this and to the creator Joan Laisney!

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