WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Add the Kansas Humane Society's new "Kitty Cam" to the list of 6,719,332 things to distract you when you're supposed to be working.
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The kitty cam made its online debut Nov. 1, featuring the newest and fluffiest reality show stars.
The cam is a first for the shelter, which adopts out dogs, cats and small animals such as bunnies, gerbils and hamsters.
"We actually had a donor come in who was really interested in the idea," said Melissa Houston, a communications specialist for the shelter.
The cam is on 24/7 on the shelter's website at www.kshumane.org/kittycam.htm .
"At night, it goes into night vision mode. You can still see the cats playing around and everything," Houston said.
Viewers can take turns being in control of the camera for two minutes at a time and can view for up to four or five minutes.
The camera is in the corner of the shelter's "kitty city," just inside the shelter and across from the front desk. The camera also captures the lobby and reception area, the small animals and a few of the dog adoption areas.