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WSHS Cats Get A New Home
If you were to stop by the shelter a few short months ago to adopt a cat, you would have seen a few cats playing in a confined space know as the cat play area. The rest of the cats would have been waiting in their individual cages for their chance to stretch their legs and get a little exercise. Fortunately, that is not the case anymore!
In 2011, the shelter was able to recognize one of our biggest dreams. We were able to remodel our cattery so that we could go from cats living in individual cages to a spacious open cattery. For quite some time, we have been trying to find a way to improve the lives of the cats while they are in ourcare. In mid July, our dream became a reality with two very generous donations. The Alyssa Pagano Foundation made a $10,000 donation and asked that the money be used for a project benefiting the cats. Another cattery volunteer, hearing about the donation, generously matched it. What better way to use these donations than giving our shelter cats a new home!
The project took about a month to complete and volunteers temporarily took cats home with them during the renovation. The new space can hold up to 30 cats.
On Monday, November 28th, we officially opened our new cattery. No longer confined to cages, the cats can play, stretch and nap anywhere they choose. The cattery is a more relaxed, stress free environment that gives a higher quality of life to the cats in our care. The cats are so happy!
If you are in the area, feel free to stop by and visit our new cattery. You may even find the new friend you have been looking for!