Sporting a mostly cageless, free range environment, MHAA continues to be a pioneer of the no kill shelter model. The building is “free-range”, allowing the feline residents to roam throughout the building, with some limitations.
The Great Room is the main room of the shelter and is a giant cat play room that includes beds, baskets, cat walks and skylights. Our small population of FeLV (Feline Leukemia) positive cats have these same luxuries in a more private setting off the Great Room. Both of these rooms have their own special screened-in porches that allow for fresh air and exercise during the spring, summer and fall months.
Other specialty rooms include: the Senior Room, for older cats who need less excitement; a Maternity Room, for new moms and their babies; an Isolation Room, for sick, injured or recovering animals who have medical needs and need a quiet environment; the Intake Room where people can visit some of our younger cats; a Visitation Room, where adoptive families can spend one-on-one time with the cat they are considering; and an FIV Room, for cats with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. Additionally, there are several small cat apartments located throughout the shelter that enable scared cats or cats with special dietary needs to remain in a smaller free-range setting.
The common areas keep everything running smoothly and include a kitchen, lobby, bathroom, laundry room, and an office.
Join the late Pete Seeger for a tour of our unique and inviting facility, and check out the pictures below.
A view of our Great Room, where the cats eat, sleep, play and lounge in a free-range environment.
A view of our Visitation Room, where prospective adopters can sit and get to know the cat they’re considering for adoption.