A government center in New Mexico offers an employee perk that is way better than a startup company’s snack wall or foosball table. At the Dona Ana County Office, there’s a kitten library set up in the lobby. When employees find themselves in need of some pet therapy, they can “check out” a kitten to hang out and play with. The kitties, which are from a local shelter, are also available for adoption.

Office receptionist Becky Garcia acts as the designated kitten librarian, reports CBS News. “The joy, the smiles, I’ve seen so many smiles,” said Garcia of her rewarding position. The collaboration with the shelter and the county is not only a creative technique to help employees destress during busy workdays, but a successful way for cats to find families: since introducing the rent-a-kitten center a couple of years ago, 100 cats have found loving homes.

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