Hardware store doubles as cat shelter
Coast Hardware, a True Value dealer in Willits, Calif., keeps some unusual merchandise in the front of the store: a large cage full of cats, ready for adoption. According to an article in the Willits News, owner Don Buchanan and staff have been helping place animal rescue shelter cats in homes for several years.
The Northern California hardware store partners with the local chapter of the Humane Society and a group called Anderson Valley Animal Rescue.
Coast Hardware will soon join another program that offers vouchers to people who feed “free-roaming community cats” who need to be spayed or neutered, the article said.