Litter is messy business, isn’t it? I don’t think there is any cat out there who doesn’t kick litter out of the box or drag it out when they leave. If there is a cat out there like that, let me know!
There are a lot of solutions from mats to trays to rugs and more to help prevent litter from being dragged all over the house. Here is a terrific Do-it-Yourself solution from one of our readers, Elaine.
Here’s what Elaine suggests to keep litter scatter and “oopsies” (i.e. misses the box) contained:
“Years of rescuing and fostering left me with a houseful of kitties.
One day I saw one of those child’s swimming pools with sides about 12in high at the curb and had a flash of inspiration! I took it home and cut out an entrance about 15in wide leaving about 4in at the bottom so it would be easy for everybody to enter. I put 4 extra large boxes into the pool. All the kicked out litter remains in the pool along with the poops and pees when a kittie does the feet in and butt out elimination pose. The pools can be folded like a taco to move in and out of the house. I hose them off in warm weather and wipe them out when this isn’t possible.
Many rescuers and foster moms have thanked me for this idea over the years. It will be my pleasure for sure to have you spread the word.”
You can find these at most big box stores as we get closer to summer. If you want one now, here’s one I found on Amazon. If you use this solution and it works, let me know!
Thanks, Elaine! GREAT suggestion!
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