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A Canadian Animal Shelter Turned IKEA Doll Furniture Into Cozy Cat Beds

The donated miniature cots are truly the cat's meow.

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IKEA may not sell pet beds, but that didn't stop the Swedish furniture giant from helping a group of cats in need.


The Canadian branch of the home furnishings company recently decided to make a donation to a local charity as part of an internal survey push. For every review completed, a dollar would be gifted to a non-profit. Their organization of choice? Toronto's Etobicoke Humane Society. Unbeknownst to them, the animal shelter had already filed a request -- volunteers had stumbled across IKEA's Duktig doll beds while browsing online and thought it would be “incredibly cute” to see their cats on them.


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In a purr-fectly serendipitous moment, the humane society's letter landed on IKEA's desk just as the retailer was getting ready to reach out. So, with a store filled with furniture at their disposal, they donated 10 Duktig doll beds and $300 to help make the adorable animals more comfortable.



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The generous gift was greatly appreciated by The Etobicoke Humane Society. Much to our delight, the volunteer-run group has taken to Instagram to show its gratitude by posting cute photos of the cats getting cozy their new beds. If you’re interested in rescuing an animal, they have plenty of dogs and cats (now able to cat nap in comfort) who are looking for loving homes. 


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