Another way the HSBC is a very different Humane Society
For years, animal shelters have built cat adoption and holding rooms that were neither happy or healthy for cats or a pleasant experience for adopters. Cold stainless steel, clinical plastic, poor ventilation and lighting, and drab beige walls have been the standard for cat rooms because animals shelters thought they were the only affordable and sanitary way to create them. The result: stressed out cats, uncomfortable adopters, and the continuation of the image of animal shelters being sad, unpleasant places.
The Humane Society of Berks County is working to change that image and to show that it is possible to make an animal shelter safe and healthy for animals, as well as warm and inviting for adopters-- all for the same cost as those dreary old facilities. The Cat Adoption Center was our first step. With roomy, well lit individual and group habitats for cats, private "get-to-know-you" adoption rooms, a comfortable and inviting "human side", hospital grade ventilation to keep the cats healthy, and all the important technical needs to allow staff and volunteers to care for the cats properly, the Cat Adoption Center provides the best of every world.
Best of all, the Center cost no more than a traditional, stainless steel cage adoption center. At the Humane Society of Berks County, we're working hard to find new ways to address and old problem. The Cat Adoption Center is just one way. We look forward to the completion of the LaVigna Dog Adoption Center, which will be a canine version of the Cat Center, in Spring, 2008.
Enjoy a photo tour below of the Cat Center (above) and please visit the HSBC to see it for yourself! Adopt a kitty today!
1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 - phone 610-921-2348 - fax 610-921-5833
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