- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Humane Society of Utah is bringing Internet distraction to a new level.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1PbVVBA) that new technology installed Monday at the Murray shelter enables people to play with its cats over the Internet.

Website visitors can manipulate one of three remote-controlled cat toys to engage felines and watch their reaction with a surveillance camera. The technology was donated by iPet Companion.

Visitors can wait their turn for a two-minute session with a room full of foster cats.

A spokeswoman for the shelter said she hopes the project will help people see that a shelter is not “a sad, depressing place” and lead to more cat adoptions.

The Human Society of Utah is one of 13 shelters in the country with iPet technology.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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