Catio Showcase

October 12th, 2008 Catio Pros: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

I was first introduced to the term “catio” at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Best Friends is the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the United States, and they house hundreds of cats at a time in what they call Cat World. As you would expect, this is the place to find some of the best catio design around.

The cats live in beautiful houses designed especially for them. Each house is divided into multiple interior rooms and each room has its own attached catio. The catio spaces are enclosed with heavy-duty metal framing and wire mesh. Each catio is filled with a variety of climbing structures, scratching surfaces, and napping spots.

The cats can easily go back and forth between the catio and their indoor room, which is also fitted with climbing shelves, windowsills, and napping cubbies. There are many wonderful cats waiting to be adopted, so the next time you’re in southern Utah, stop by Cat World to see the catios and visits these fabulous felines.

Photos by Peter Wolf.

5 Responses to “Catio Pros: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary”

  1. Joy Says:

    Thanks, Kate! I take ours for granted, but I’m seeing them in a whole new light through Peter’s photos!

  2. Barbara Says:

    beautiful photos

  3. jmuhj Says:

    As someone who’s been there, I can testify to the fact that Best Friends is Cat Paradise. It doesn’t GET any better than this!

  4. Mark Says:

    Very cool Kate & Peter.

  5. Rachel Says:

    These are really great pictures. I have yet to visit in person but will be next summer.

    I’ve been involved with this charity for a long while now and am happy to see they are getting some recognition. In fact I am doing Blogathon 2009 for them. Check out this link to sign up and sponsor me.

    http://www.blogathon.org/login.php?action=pledging&blogid=57

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