Monroe Corrections Kitten and Cat Connections
Finding acceptable foster care for semi-feral and extremely shy cats and kittens needing socialization and human contact can be challenging for Purrfect Pals. In the spring of 2006, that challenge was met by an unlikely group of individuals in the offenders at the Monroe Correctional Complex-Special Offender Unit (MCC-SOU). SOU is a psychiatric prison unit contained within MCC. The SOU E living unit houses 96 mentally ill offenders who enthusiastically welcome the opportunity to provide foster care for the young and/or feral kittens. Our Prison Foster Program was developed as a way to provide quality kitten foster care while simultaneously motivating offenders to make positive life changes.
The amazing partnership between Purrfect Pals and MCC has made this wonderful program possible. Countless kittens, that might otherwise have been euthanized, have all been altered and adopted. Purrfect Pals pays for all the costs related to the program such as food, litter, crates and veterinarian care.
In 2014, we expanded the prison foster program to include shy adult cats. Since 2006, over 850 Purrfect Pals cats kittens have graduated from the “Monroe Corrections Kitten and Cat Connections” Program!