Madison
64° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Wisconsin animal shelter installs online playroom

Published On: Jul 04 2012 11:22:53 AM CDT
MILWAUKEE -

The Wisconsin Humane Society is allowing animal lovers from around the world to play with their cats and kittens.

They installed an interactive cat playroom in its Milwaukee shelter, allowing viewers from anywhere to watch from a moveable camera over the internet. It also allows users to move three different robotic toys to play with the cats.

A company named KONG is installing iPet Companion in animal shelters across the nation for six weeks at a time, including the Wisconsin Humane Society.

According to the humane society, shelters that have installed the systems report higher cat adoption rates and increased donations and website traffic.

Wisconsin Humane Society spokeswoman Angela Speed said the timing couldn't be better because they always get an influx of cats and kittens in the summer months.

Advertisement
  • 7 pains - chest pain

    Getty Images

    7 pains men should never ignore

    Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.

  • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

    Al Hayat Media/CNN

    Who is ISIS?

    ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

  • Test your Memorial Day knowledge

    Test your knowledge of Memorial Day facts and see how well you know the holiday in this slideshow.

Advertisement