If you’re not familiar with Arizona’s state-run elevators, you should be by now.
The state is home to the state’s only cat-themed elevators (the others being the state-owned ones, which are run by the city of Phoenix and are in the same facility) and cat-friendly hotels and motels.
But now there’s an elevation, too, as the state legislature recently passed legislation to expand cat-related businesses to elevators.
Now, it’s time for you to know all about the Arizona Elevators Elevated cat bowls.
The Arizona Elevating Cat Bowl is the stateliest and most expensive cat-specific food and beverage product in the country.
But before we get there, let’s just recap.
The bill was introduced by Representative Joe Bivens, who also happens to be a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Elevating Arizona Cat Bowl, a.k.a.
CAT BOWL, was created by Arizona’s Cat Owners Association, which is the largest cat-focused group in the state.
The cat-only bowls are designed to keep cats, dogs, and ferrets from roaming the elevators and other cat-centric areas of the Arizona Capitol.
And for $25 a bowl, you can enjoy a bowl of “puppy-friendly” cat-based food, snacks, treats, and more.
(If you’ve never been to a cat-free Capitol, this is the best time to do so.)
And the bill also makes the elevator cat bowls even more cat-inclusive, by allowing patrons to bring their cats in and out of the elevating cat bowls while they’re waiting for their reservation.
The elevators cat bowls are cat-appropriate, too.
In addition to the cat-bowls, the bill allows patrons to choose from two other cat bowls for a total of six bowls.
One of those bowls, which comes with a cat food item and treats, can also be purchased for $15 per bowl.
A second bowl, which also comes with cat food, treats and treats and is $15 for a bowl and a drink, comes with five treats, one drink, and two food items.
These are the only cat bowls in the entire state that are cat inclusive, according to the Elevating AZ Cat Bowls website.
The bills companion bill also includes a number of other cat related measures, including a requirement that any new cat-associated business, or new “cats in your life,” must be approved by the state Department of Environmental Quality before opening, and a requirement for new cat hotels to also include a cat room with “cats” on the floor, among other things.
Arizona has the third-highest rate of cat deaths in the United States, according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The average death rate among cats is about 15,000 a year.
So, in order to be cat-approved, a cat hotel or cat-restaurant will have to be run by a cat owner or pet owner and have cat-compliant amenities.
That’s just a portion of what cat-and-puppys-in-the-room would cost.
The legislation is a great start, but the Arizona elevators bill isn’t the only way to help Arizona’s cat-loving citizens, according a recent post on the Arizona Cats Advocacy Center’s website.
“It’s time to stop thinking that Arizona is an animal paradise and start thinking Arizona is a city where cats are welcome,” the post reads.
“We need to stop being afraid of the cat, and start living like a cat.”
Arizona cat-activists are also planning to rally against the legislation at the Capitol on June 10.
In a statement on the Cats Advocate’s website, they said, “We want to show the public and legislators that the Arizona bill doesn’t mean that people can’t have pets, but it does mean that businesses will have additional requirements to ensure that their cat-pets aren’t allowed to wander into the elevations.”
As of Tuesday, there have been over 2,000 signatures for a petition to remove the bill, and the bill has over 5,000 supporters.
The campaign has attracted national attention, too: A Change.org petition to have the bill repealed garnered more than 13,000 in less than 24 hours.
The Cat Owners Alliance also created a cat and dog friendly Arizona bill in June, which requires pet owners to wear collars and collar collars at all times.
But even as the cat and dogs rights movement continues to grow, Arizona’s elevators bills aren’t the first time the state has attempted to make cat-lovers feel like they have to pay extra for the privilege of having their cats.
In 2014, Arizona passed a bill that required pet owners who had more than 10 cats to pay