Another great use for this stuff is washing cats. While it is hard to get something called "wire gauze" in a big enough sheet, metal window screens are cheap and readily available. A window screen is nothing more than a big piece of wire gauze, right?
Anyway, the biggest problem with washing cats is getting shredded by a bunch of angry claws. If you want to wash the cat, put that window screen in the bottom of your tub and stick the cat on it. The critter will wrap its claws around the screen and, for some reason, will stay there until the end of the bath when you release the kitty.
I got that tip from a pet groomer years ago and it works like a charm.