Providing volumes of care

Library Cat Society set up in Minnesota

source: Kirsten Rosenberg
The Animals' Agenda March-April 2000 p17

Phyllis Lahti set up the Library Cat Society with its own newsletter, after she rescued a cat from a storm in Minnesota and housed it in the library where she worked, since her own two cats would not accept a newcomer. The cat's preferred spot in the library became the reference room. The society's members provide homes for cats abandoned in and near libraries. Library mascots generally receive a good reaction from the public, though some library board members are less keen.