The adoption process at PAWS remains the same, but the atmosphere has changed.
When people walk into the new Panhandle Animal Welfare Society’s cat adoption center, renovations are ongoing, but the difference is significant.
Not only has the humane society doubled the amount of space dedicated to felines, the new space is lighter and cleaner than the previous location. When complete, it mostly will eliminate the traditional use of cages and create environments where the cats roam free within a room based on their gender.
“They say free-roaming cats are happier and more sociable,” said Tricia Bryant, the director of humane services for PAWS. “Their personalities don’t show when they’re in their kennels.”
Future cat owners will be able to interact one-on-one with their new pet in a room set aside for that purpose before the adoption.