They’re finally here: after ten years and nearly 8000 feline residents, cats at PAWS’ Old City adoption center have gotten an upgrade! New housing units arrived this weekend, and the final cat has been switched over to their new and improved living space. Magnolia (below) and her friends have PAWS’ supporters to thank for their upgraded residences: we placed the order for new units as soon as we met our $15,000 fundraising goal, and now that they’ve arrived, we’re thrilled to be able to provide our animals with the best stay possible while they look for a forever home.
New cages were delivered in time for the holiday weekend and assembled in just a few hours thanks to dedicated staff, volunteers, and last-minute assistance from Jen the carpenter.
In order to cut down on stress for our feline residents, we made sure they were able to remain in their old cages right up until the new ones were installed. Then it was just a short walk across the adoption center in the arms of a staff member to their new residence, where bedding with their scent on it was waiting for them to make them feel safer.
Natasha, the final cat to make the switch, is carried away from our old cages by staff member Tomas.
New units feature separate compartments for litter boxes and expanded square footage, allowing for nearly 40% more living space than the old cages.
In the years to come, we expect thousands of cats to pass through these cages on the way to their forever homes: thank you to the generous supporters who made it possible!