Free cat houses for colony caretakers are to be distributed Thursday, January 12 – Friday, January 13 at HAP Rehoboth Beach
January 9, 2023
Humane Animal Partners (HAP), a statewide animal welfare organization with locations in Wilmington, Stanton/Christiana, and Rehoboth Beach, is distributing 50 free outdoor cat houses for Sussex County cat colony caretakers. The cat houses will be available at HAP’s Rehoboth Beach adoption center (18675 Coastal Hwy. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971) on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13 between 9 AM and noon. These outdoor cat houses were assembled and distributed by HAP partners at Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington.
To help cover the cost of houses assembled and ensure cats are kept safe and warm from the harsh elements this winter, HAP is currently collecting donations from cat-loving community members. With a donation of $50, community members can sponsor an outdoor cat house, helping to offset the cost of supplies needed to assemble and distribute these vital shelters.
To sponsor a cat house through Humane Animal Partners, please visit https://bit.ly/3Qt2PIO.
Making sure community cats are warm and safe is a top priority for many animal organizations during the cold winter months. Most feral or semi-social cats do not belong in shelters (unless they are recovering from injury or illness) and do better remaining in the colony where they are being cared for and fed by caring community members.
To try to keep the populations of local cat colonies manageable, many Delaware animal shelters like HAP and Faithful Friends also provide low-cost spay/neuter for community cats through Trap-Neuter-Release (“TNR”) programs. The shelters also provide free pet food banks to help both colony caretakers and pet owners. To learn more about HAP’s low-cost spay/neuter program, please visit: humaneanimalpartners.org/services/spay-neuter/. To learn more about Faithful Friends’ low cost spay/neuter and TNR programs, please visit: https://faithfulfriends.us/veterinary-care/.