Green Little Cat

Day 6: Eco-friendly Cat CarriersThe 30-Day Green Cat Challenge

Furball has been using the same cat carrier for about 7 years now. I bought a sturdy plastic Petmate carrier and it’s still in great shape, so he really doesn’t need another one. However, when I was doing research for Make Your Own Cat Toys: Saving the Planet One Cat Toy at a Time, I learned about new eco-friendly cat carriers that I didn’t know had existed. I thought I’d share what I found out about green cat carriers in case you’re looking for a carrier or know someone who is.

Petmate Plastic Kennels

When I started writing the book, I wondered why pet carriers were not made from recycled plastic. It seemed like a no-brainer. If companies can make adirondack chairs out of recycled plastic, surely a box to hold a 12 pound cat couldn’t be that difficult. My investigations led me to the local PetSmart where I discovered that Petmate is indeed making kennels from recycled materials. They’re committed to using at least 25% recycled material in their products.

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Soft Construction Cat Carriers

The soft carriers tend to be more like shoulder bags for little barking dogs, but I have seen people using soft carriers for their cats. I wouldn’t recommend it, but then again, my cat is pretty squirmy and hyperactive. Here are a few examples:


The first time I took Ativan was within an hour before bedtime. There was no effect. Then I just fell asleep. I took the second pill on the second day, that time three hours before bedtime. I was exhausted, and an hour later, I went to bed earlier than I was supposed to, I had no strength to resist.

Today, I’m giving you a break in the 30-Day Green Cat Challenge. All you need to do is mention the new eco-friendly pet carrier options to friends if they’re getting a new cat or dog. 🙂