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Women’s Animal Center awarded $10,000 grant from Bucks County Foundation

The funding will be used to support the upgrade and purchase of new cat condos for the adoption center

Hemmie. Source: Women’s Animal Center

Bucks County Foundation, a charitable trust created to serve Bucks County and its residents, recently awarded Women’s Animal Center a $10,000 grant to support the upgrade and purchase of new cat condos for the adoption center.

Mandy Mundy, executive director of the foundation, visited Women’s Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road, Bensalem, to present the grant award to Cathy Malkemes, Women’s Animal Center CEO, and Katie Ottaggio, director of community programs.

“It is a most generous investment in our adoptions center to upgrade our cat housing to benefit the health and wellbeing for the beautiful feline friends waiting for their forever homes,” said Ottaggio.

In addition to providing nutritious meals, medical and compassionate care to shelter pets, WAC also strives to provide health-supporting housing.

This partnership between Bucks County Foundation and Women’s Animal Center bears deeper involvement, and includes the foundation’s total investment of $60,000 over the past several years in the lifesaving work of America’s First Animal Shelter. The foundation has contributed to essential surgical and wellness equipment to enrich the lives of animals, including an ultrasound machine, fencing for the shelter play yards, cat housing upgrade to improve the habitats for the cats and kittens in the shelter’s cat admissions and holding area, and dental equipment.

“Women’s Animal Center assists thousands of animals and people in need throughout the county and region each and every year, but receives no federal, state or local funding to do so,” said Malkemes. “We rely upon the generosity of our community to support our work, so to have a funding partner like Bucks County Foundation is truly invaluable to us, and to our animals.”

“Bucks County Foundation is proud and honored to partner with such an essential organization in Bucks County,” added Mundy. “Providing fiscal support for critical programs to support animal health and wellbeing benefits the pets as well as pet owners and the community at-large.”

Women’s Animal Center is raising a total of $50,000 to support the purchase of new cat housing in the center’s adoptions room, which will help improve health and adoptability outcomes for felines in the organization’s care. To learn more and make a gift, email development@womensanimalcenter.org. For more information on Women’s Animal Center, visit womensanimalcenter.org or call 215-750-3100. Visit buckscountyfoundation.org for more information on Bucks County Foundation.

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