Lots of work by volunteers went into making the building ready to be a cat shelter. This used to be office space for another local business, so to turn it into a colony-based cat sheltering facility would require carpet removal, installation of new flooring that would be easy to clean (daily), fresh paint, and of course installation of items off the ground so the cats could go vertical if they chose to.
Of course over the life of the shelter (which opened near the end of 2011), we’ve made a few changes and improvements. Have a look inside our colony rooms today (click the first photo to view larger images with captions!):