Touching cats at adoption drives
Someone from AVA called to feedback to us that someone had called them to say that CWS did not let his grandson get near the kittens yesterday at the adoption drive. I've asked them to ask him to give me a call if he'd like us to explain why.
While we appreciate the need for people to see the cats, they are not play things. They do get stressed out and if everyone is poking or handling them, they can really get upset. We do limit the number of people who handle the kittens and cats so as not to stress them out. If you have ten people all playing with the cats, that's ten times the amount of stress for the cats. While a certain amount of stress is inevitable, it's also important to try and minimise the stress for the cats.