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Women’s Animal Center launches campaign to upgrade cat housing

The Bensalem shelter is asking for the community’s help

Women’s Animal Center in Bensalem is looking ahead to a new project that will directly help its shelter cats. WAC is launching a “Cat Habitat Campaign” to upgrade its cat housing in the admissions area of the shelter. This special project aims to improve the cat habitats to ensure good health and adoptability for the shelter cats in WAC’s care.

The project has already received a jump start in funding thanks to a generous $10,000 grant from the Bucks County Foundation. WAC is now calling on the community to help it cross the finish line and complete the project.

Single compartment cages were once the standard in animal sheltering, but WAC intends to replace them with new state-of-the-art double compartment cages. These habitats are considered to be the best option to house shelter cats. Research has shown that double compartment cages provide significant health benefits for shelter cats. They promote physical and emotional wellbeing; allow for sufficient space to enjoy a full spectrum of cat behaviors; help reduce stress that is often a factor in the shelter setting; and provide a safe and humane way for shelter staff to care for cats without disturbing the cat’s space.

WAC is halfway to its fundraising goal. Donations can be made at interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E159582&id=113

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