Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pet Supplies Plus In Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Starts Construction On Kitty City, A New Cageless Adoption Center For Cats And Kittens


 Pet Supplies Plus of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan,  has started construction on Kitty City, a new cageless adoption center that will provide a free-roaming environment for adoptable cats and kittens waiting for good homes. 

Kitty City is the brainchild of store owner Addy Shattuck who has been adopting cats and kittens out of her three Pet Supplies Plus locations for 20 years.


Kitty City will enable cats and kittens to socialize with each other and look out of a floor-to-ceiling window in nearly 1,400 cubic feet of space equipped with perches, cat walks and other forms of kitty entertainment.  It will be constructed of plastic and glass to provide for a bacteria-free environment with multiple screens for ventilation.   A full-size door will enable prospective adopters to interact with the cats, which will come from Oakland Pet Adoption Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan and other shelters.  All cats will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and health checked and can be adopted for $59. 

“Cats do not do well in a cage so we are creating an environment where they can be cats,” says Shattuck.  “It’s difficult to see the true personalities of these intelligent animals when they are confined in a small space.  We want the public to see just how unique each cat and kitten really is.  And we are hoping that a lot of them will find good homes as a result.”
 
Kitty City is scheduled for completion by August 2011. Pet Supplies Plus in Bloomfield Hills is at 2057 Telegraph, north of Square Lake Rd.  For information, call 249-333-7545.

24 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great idea. Hope others follow suit.

    pawhugs, Max

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  2. Sounds like it's a wonderland for kitty friends!

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  3. Much better if i get a catalog from them. Great to know a store like this.

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  4. Sounds wonderful. What a great idea! xx

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  5. Sending lots of purrs to this shop owner to do well to help more kitties.

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  6. I hear for the first time in my life--Kitty city.
    Beautiful post!

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  7. What a great Pet Store! If we lived closer, we would go and see. Kozmo was in a little cage in the pet store too, but he gots to go home nights to the Humane Society. They had 4 rooms and lots of cats and cat toys. He says the cats there were way nicer than me. Me thinks he is a brat.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  8. What a great idea! Mama knew I was the kitty for her when I climbed the bars of my cage and meowed at her when she walked by. I would haf been much happier not being in a cage at all!

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  9. Good for them. This is a wonderful idea. Candy & EK came from a foster home so they weren't caged either. They were happy, social, playful cats that were used to people and other animals. When cats are kept caged the shelter doesn't get to see how they do with people or other animals and the cats don't get used to anything either.

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  10. We love the idea of Kitty City! We hope this catches on every where!

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  11. Wow wish we could go to that cool store. Look at all the stuffs!
    Benny & Lily

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  12. Ya just gotta love groups like that!!!

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  13. Wow, I hope all Pet Supplies Plus stores follow suit! What a great story.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  14. @Oskar I agree!! I wish they would too!

    To everyone who said it was a great idea I agree!

    @Athena, I got Cody in a similar way. I actually picked up both of his litter mates (they were all in a huge cage) I liked the first one I picked up because it looked like my Angel Bobo, too bad, the kitty didn't like me, nor did the second kitty. Cody was my third (and now BEST) choice. He allowed me to pick him up, he settled in on my lap and he made NO attempt whatsoever to move. That was it. I was smitten! He is STILL a lover to this day!

    @Brian sooo true!

    @C Hipke, you should come with me, I am hoping to go to their grand opening of Kitty City!!!

    @Benny and Lily, oh yes they have super cool stuff! Bet you could order online! :)

    @The Monkeys, me too!

    @Pumpkin Puddy thank you so much for that info. It would make sense to me that they would do much better being out of a cage as well. I also hope others follow suit!

    @Nellie you are a silly girl!! NO wonder Kozmo is so much fun! He got to play instead of always being locked up in a cage!

    @The Chair Speaks I hope so too!

    @Amin it was the first I ever heard of it too!

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  15. Me and my mom hope to have the shop like this in everywhere in the world ! cool idea !
    xoxo

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  16. Kitty City sounds like a wonderful place. Kitties must be much happier in such environment. I agree, I don't think we can see the true personality if they are confined...I hope there will be more and more shelters like this.

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  17. Sounds like a happy place for kitties!

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  18. Wow! My best wishes to Pet Supplies Plus!!! =)

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  19. We haven't heard about this! But what a great idea! We hope some of the other Pet Smarts do the same thing!!

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  20. Thanks so much all for stopping by!

    I agree that this is the BEST idea!

    @The Island Cats this is Pet Supplies Plus! :) Easy mistake though. I got Cody from a rescue that was at PetSmart! xoxoxo

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  21. What a wonderful idea. It does provide them with a better chance at a future life.

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  22. What an awesome idea! Sounds like it would be a fun place to visit!

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