Local business owner C. Leland Bassett has been making life easier for shelter cats for many years. In 2009, Mr. Bassett provided funds for a room where adult cats at Richmond Animal League (RAL) can run, jump, eat, sleep and interact with adopters. In 2010, Mr. Bassett donated funds for a screened porch addition to be built off of the cat room. RAL’s Executive Director Amy McCracken expressed gratitude by saying, “This is such an incredible space for our cats to live while they are here at the shelter. Sometimes adopters look around at all of the toys and cat trees and hammocks and joke that the cats will be sad to leave here, but we know they are all happy to get a home of their own.”
Getting shelter animals home is a shared goal of Richmond Animal League and Mr.