In October 2014, we installed air conditioning in the cat quarantine building at the Animal Welfare League’s Coombabah shelter. Our entire team was thrilled to be able to assist AWLQ, donating approximately 50% of the value to install the air conditioning which will assist in the care and recovery of sick and injured cats.
AWLQ’s Coombabah site alone had 1282 patient stays last financial year. These cats and kittens were under vet care or quarantine for various conditions but predominantly cat flu. It can take anywhere between 2-6 weeks for the cats/kittens to recover. Although the AWLQ have foster homes to help with recovery, the cats/kittens stay onsite in care for their initial treatment and daily vet checks to make sure they are responding to treatment and their recovery is on track.
AWLQ Spokesperson Brooke Whitney says, “The air-conditioning units are a godsend for our sick cats. Our ward gets extremely hot in the summer time which puts added stress on our already sick cats. Being able to keep the temperature regulated means our cats can focus on getting healthy’ which means they spend less time in care and are able to be adopted faster.”