“Cats that socialize are a lot happier,” she said. “They stay healthy and have a lot less stress and bond to the right person.”
Dozens of volunteers, staff members and donors browsed the facility during Tuesday’s grand opening. Most cooed at the kittens and praised the shelter for its furnished cattery, though at least one visitor said the shelter should do more for the caged animals.
Silvia Terrones, a 96-year-old El Sereno resident who has been volunteering at the shelter for more than 30 years, said officials should install shelves inside cages to give cats a more playful atmosphere or move more to the cattery.