Helping Hands’ new addition highlights adoptable cats

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – Earlier Friday the Topeka Helping Hands Humane Society’s shelter unveiled a new addition to the building: a new cat enclosure in the lobby that puts adoptable cats front and center.

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It’s mostly for cats that have been at the shelter for a while, allowing them to explore a new environment and have a better view of the outdoors. It also helps the cats get noticed, as they’ll be the first thing visitors see when heading inside Helping Hands.

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Dentists around Topeka worked with Helping Hands on the project.

“This is taking a different approach to treating people,” said Topeka Dentist Hannah Naeger. “Making sure they have good healthy lives and a lot of love at home. That is a huge motivator to have people take care of themselves and their health.”

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While today is the official unveiling, the habitat has been at the shelter for the past couple of weeks. They’ve already helped almost 30 cats get adopted.

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