Office cats can boost productivity and improve employee health. Bonus: they're cute and cuddly!The Great Plains SPCA has found a solution to the influx of kittens during spring months: Put them to work.
The animal welfare organization is launching a new program in hopes of getting more shelter cats into offices and businesses.
Several local businesses in Lawrence, Kan., keep cats in their stores, and the felines have received positive "purrformance" reviews.
"The cats are the best co-workers I could have had," Chip Badley, a clerk at the Raven Bookstore, told KCTV News. "You come in and you get to have your cat fix for four or five hours a day."
The Raven Bookstore has two cats, Ngaio and Dashiell, who were named after authors Ngaio Marsh and Dashiell Hammett.
Badley said the cats not only attract customers, but they have also become mascots for the shop, which sells postcards and other merchandise with pictures of the bookish felines.
Shelters often become overcrowded during spring, and the SPCA hopesRead More »from Looking to Hire? Have You Considered a Cat?