Saturday, July 3, 2010

Big Project

One of the projects I'm doing at the shelter is creating sneeze barriers between cat cages. This will help limit the cat to cat spread of upper respiratory infections (ie. cat colds: watery eyes, runny noses, and sneezing).

The project is huge. Between every stack of cages will be a 42" wide by 60" high piece of 20 gauge plastic. Later grommets will be added to the plastic for ease in removing the sheets for sanitizing. We've clipped them on for now. The plastic comes in 45' long rolls and the plastic is 54 inches wide. We came up with the plan to use the 12" square floor tiles as a guide for keeping the plastic straight for cutting. Pretty clever, huh? We started out using my cutting mat and rotary cutter, but have moved up to a piece of paneling with guide lines and the rotary cutter. It's working great! Another volunteer is helping me keep everything aligned.

We're proud to say the project is nearly invisible! I've spaced the cages so that you can get a better glimpse of the plastic between the cages. Twenty barriers are needed to complete the front cat room. We're nearly done. We still have the Intake Room to do. Check out the hammocks made while living in the camper at the beach!

Here are a couple of kitties enjoying their hammocks. It makes my heart soar seeing how comforted the cats seem snuggled in their beds! Marilyn