Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains unawakened

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Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains unawakened

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Happy Cat Lady

Happy Cat Lady

Mar 31, 2016

Santa Cruz County Catio Tour 2016

Santa Cruz County Catio Tour 2016

Catio Tour Logo 2016

CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS: Learn from experts and be inspired by the ingenuity of ten Santa Cruz County cat owners providing unique CATIOS, outdoor enclosures for their cats!

Watsonville Catio location
10 Carita Ct
(Near Bronte and Bridge)
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 9

What do bird-lovers and cat-lovers have in common? We all want what’s best for the animals we love. Lucky for us there's a unique solution that keeps cats and birds safe at the same time, and many of our neighbors are using it.
On Saturday, April 9, the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and Native Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz County are teaming up to produce Santa Cruz County's first annual self-guided Catio Tour. 
You may ask, “What’s a catio?” Good question! Add the word “cat” to the word “patio,” and you get “catio.” A catio is an outdoor enclosure for cats; a place where cats can enjoy the outdoors and still be safe from predators. And just as important, wild birds can be safe from cats.
The purpose of the first Santa Cruz County Catio Tour is to educate the community about this highly successful way of protecting cats from predators and birds from cats. The catios on display run the gamut from small window boxes to large freestanding enclosures where cats and their owners can enjoy each other.
Eleven local catio owners from Boulder Creek to Watsonville have offered to exhibit their catios from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 9.
Please join us on these Catio Tour Events, hosted by Native Animal Rescue and Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter!