Believe me, I am a cat lover, ask my wife. We have four adult cats and seven new kittens, and they are a part of our family, and we love them. But cat shelters? I know there is a large population of abandoned cats and dogs in our cities and suburban areas. I do not want to minimize the situation out there. But society should try and solve the shelter needs of people first. I live in a place, the Wind River Indian Reservation, in Central Wyoming, where there are hundreds of people, literally without a permanent home. Many live on the streets, in motels, their vehicles, and mostly with extended family. At one time, I had 17 people living in my home. Resources should be raised and spent on people. Once every person, families with children, veterans; has a home, then we can start to look at innovative ways to shelter cats and other discarded animals. That is another topic for discussion, abandoned animals, especially on Indian Reservations….