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LAPS feline shelter to move, in need of homes to foster cats

The Lycoming Animal Protection Society on Phillips Park Drive in South Williamsport will be moving their location due to their landlord’s intent to replace their building with an apartment complex.

The new location will be in Williamsport, though the purchase is currently on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic, according to the LAPS Board of Directors.

Once restrictions are lifted, the board said they plan on going through with the purchase. The directors did not give out an address.

The new building will need a number of renovations including a visiting room where adopters can interact with individual cats, a treatment and isolation area, a housekeeping area, storage area and rooms to house the feline residents. These renovations could take an upward of 90 days, according to the board.

With that, LAPS has opened up applications to foster their cats during the time of their move and renovation. This period could be up to six months.

The shelter has around 60 cats that are in need of temporary foster homes the board said.

The cats that need fostered have already been tested for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia Virus. They also are up-to-date on flea treatments, and rabies and distemper vaccinations.

LAPS has cats of all ages and personalities, few have special needs such as prescription food or daily medications. All cats that are fostered must be kept indoors.

Upon requests, LAPS will also be helping by providing cat food and litter and will help pay for pre-approved veterinarian visits at the Loyalsock Animal Hospital.

Applications for fostering cats can be emailed to LapsShelter@windstream.net.

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