Finally, a way to banish the Monday Blues.
The Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) in Florida is seeking pet-friendly businesses to bring in adoptable shelter cats as the cutest temporary workers your office has ever seen. Office Cat will fill the position of being adorable until a more permanent position (a forever home) is available.
Having a cat in the office not only promotes happier employees, but happier kitties as well. It gets cats out the shelter, and fostering programs have proven to be a successful gateway to adoption, according to HSBC spokesperson Adam Goldberg:
“It provides more exposure for the cats to help them find a permanent home faster, and gives them more freedom, space, comfort and enrichment outside of a shelter environment.”
Your Office Cat will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and examined before leaving the shelter, and the Humane Society will provide all the necessary supplies, including food and litter. The shelter will also handle the adoption process, but does ask that participating offices spread the word about their fluffy co-worker through social media, their website and their clients
Office Cat will run things, ahem, reside at the office full-time. However, the sleeping schedule is flexible and employees are able to take the cat home overnight, or even longer if someone from the office chooses to adopt—there can be no conflict of interest falling in love with this particular colleague!