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The scoop on litter-free life

Katie Cline ’03 creates cat toilet training system.

The scoop on litter-free life

Katie Cline ’03 creates cat toilet training system.

Katie Cline ’03 is the newest poster girl for the adage, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” This summer, she created the Scoop No More cat toilet training system after training her two Tonkanese cats to use a toilet rather than a litter box.

“I tried to train my cat back in college and failed, because I didn’t know what I was doing,” Cline said. When she brought home two kittens, she was encouraged to get three litter boxes. “There was no way in a town home we were going to do that,” she said.

Cline researched toilet training for cats and found bits of information by talking to people who had been successful and reading a lot of blogs, but there was nothing on the market that pulled it all together. So she established Brothers Cat Products and produced a user-friendly DVD for consumers.

“All the information on the DVD could be described as common knowledge, but it was so hard to find in a cohesive package,” she said. In the video, Cline and her feline demonstrate the two relatively simple methods that have proven most successful for most cat owners using inexpensive, everyday household items.