Just came across this news headlines. It's absolutely brilliant and an easy solution. A win-win-win-win for cats, inmates, taxpayers, and the shelters. Watch the news video below. These cats have perches, natural light, fresh air and constant attention.
KPTV - FOX 12
Since the program began last year, the inmates have helped nine cats
get adopted. They also raised six kittens, bottle-feeding them every
four hours until the animals could eat solid food.
To work with the cats, the inmates must have a history of good
behavior with the Department of Corrections and no violent crimes or
animal abuse in their history. The application process also includes an
interview with prison staff.
While other prisons have foster programs for dogs, this is the only
program involving cats in the Washington State Department of
Corrections, according to prison officials.
This is a model example of a solution that works!