It looks like a food truck. But instead of serving tacos, the Catty Wagon travels around Los Angeles delivering snuggly shelter kittens to people who want to adopt them.
The Found Animals Foundation created this purrfect mobile adoption vehicle — which is outfitted with climate controlled kitty condos, comfortable areas where folks can get to know the cats they’re thinking of adopting, and even a small retail space.
Here — take an inspiring video tour.
The Catty Wagon got rolling in August.
Executive director Aimee Gilbreath tells Shelter Me it’s just one of Found Animals Foundation’s adoption programs that is both awesome and effective, and draws attention in a delightful way to the fact of there being just way too many cats in shelters.
“The Catty Wagon is a way to make adoption a fun and joyful experience and not a heavy, sad stressful one,” she said.
“It’s a way for us to get that message out to people who might not otherwise be aware of us, in a fun, entertaining way in order to help us further our cause.”
Want to see the Catty Wagon for yourself? (Answer: yes.)
Here’s a list of upcoming local events where this meow-velous truck and its furry little occupants will be making an appearance, like the Santa Monica Chamber’s Health & Fitness Festival on Sept. 10 and the 32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival later in the month.
And sometimes the Catty Wagon is just out and about. You can follow its whereabouts on Twitter using the hashtag #CattyWagon.
The kittens are all microchipped, vaccinated, and available on the spot to folks who’ve met the adoption criteria.
Because unlike a paddy wagon, which hauls prisoners off to jail, the Catty Wagon’s whole purpose is to spring kittens from cages and into homes.
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