While living in a shelter is undoubtedly better for animals in general, it still fails to provide an ideal life for the poor animals. Of course, shelter workers work with sincere dedication to meet the animal’s basic needs, but there is still a missing element of being at home and having all the love and attention you need.
As for cats, they especially feel the lack of petting and love, as there are so many of them and so little time for shelter workers to spend on things other than feeding, grooming, and medicating. Additionally, many of the cats at shelters are antisocial due to the traumas they might have been exposed to in their life on the street.
This is why the people working at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County started a project at their cat shelter to help the cats become more social and feel more loved.