The Cat Tales Zoological Training Center is located on a four acre wooded site north of Spokane, Washington in the rural suburb of Mead. The Zoo is arranged for easy access for the public, providing a walk through pathway in close proximity to the animals’ exhibits. The exhibits themselves are designed to be as natural as possible. The staff and students spend the majority of their time outdoors in the Zoo. This provides the best learning environment for animal observations and hands on experience. Classroom time is held either in the classroom and reference library, on the Zoo grounds, or in the main support building which also houses the neonatal nursery/ bird area as well as the animal food preparation area.
Cat Tales Zoological Training Center features an up-to-date facility with a reception area, a computer and animal records room, and a classroom. Training equipment includes a working Zoological Park featuring large carnivores, all tools and supplies germane to the care and training/handling of the animals, and maintenance of the zoo grounds. The school has a break room for students with a microwave, refrigerator, sink, and tables and chairs. Both male and female lavatories are available. There is parking available. The facility is located 5 miles from the closest public transit. This is an ADA accessible facility with handicapped ramps and lavatories. For both animal and human security, Audio & Video Surveillance Equipment is used throughout the zoo property in both public and staff areas. The maximum class size is 10 and the student/teacher ratio is 10 to 1.