Oklahoma shelter lets you play with cats online

Posted at 7:40 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 09:42:11-05

At SPCA in Enid, Oklahoma they only have a few visitors a day seeing their shelter pets, but now they are letting YOU play with them whenever and where ever you want.

The online interactive technology utilizes a camera placed in SPCA's ceiling. It's also remotely linked to a laser pointer, cat toy and tilt and swirl inside the room.

The site is completely free to use, but limits each user to two minutes a piece.

Kayla Waldrop with SPCA says people have been able to get on pretty easy so far, but are starting to be forced into a queue in order to play with them again. One group of felines is benefiting the most.

"So far, the cats have really enjoyed it. The kittens especially love the entertainment and play time. It helps to socialize them as well," Waldrop said.

Waldrop also said this primarily benefits people who live too far to come down to the shelter, are allergic to cat hair or are wanting to adopt but aren't sure which cat they want.

Enid SPCA is the first shelter in Oklahoma to use iPet.

We turned our anchors loose on the site to see what it was like. Check out the video in the player above. They had a lot of laughs.

You can experience for yourself by visiting their website. Have fun.


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