Ikea Donated Doll Beds To An Animal Shelter So The Cats Would Have A Cozy Spot To Sleep
Cutest act of charity ever?
IKEA has made the best use possible of several Duktig doll beds. These particular doll beds aren’t being used for dolls to sleep in—they’re for cats at the Etobicoke Humane Society animal shelter in Toronto, Canada.
And because you’re obviously wondering, yes, the cats are definitely fans of these tiny beds!
IKEA donated 10 of the Duktig doll beds for the cats after Rebecca Gordon, social media manager at the Etobicoke Humane Society, saw a picture online of a cat sitting on a doll bed. Other clever cat parents have discovered the use for this doll bed.
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After that, it was a simple matter of reaching out to the company to find out if they were willing to help.
“They were more than happy to help us out and said that they’d love to give us the beds,” Gordon told The Toronto Star in an interview.
And it wasn’t just the 10 doll beds that Ikea donated to the animal shelter. The company, entirely by coincidence, had also planned to donate $300 to the Etobicoke Humane Society .
“The (IKEA) location in Etobicoke was already fundraising for a charity and it just so happened that they chose the Humane Society, so on the day we called about the beds, they told us about the $300 donation the staff raised,” Gordon said to the Toronto Star.
So far, the beds have received good reviews. Having raised surfaces for the cats to sleep on is crucial in an animal shelter where the floor must be easy-to-clean concrete, for obvious reasons. Although a concrete floor is the most sanitary option, it’s pretty cold and not very comfortable for snuggling up for a, well, cat nap.
So the Duktig doll beds provide more than just a cute photo op (although they are, in fact, unbearably cute)—they’re important tools for helping scared shelter cats feel a little more comfortable.
You can watch a video of shelter volunteers putting the beds together below. See if you can spot feline residents Frankie and Catsby enjoying their new napping spots!