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This was on our local news. This shelter is located in Bucks County, PA.

Bensalem Animals Lose Their Cool

The heat is affecting our four-legged friends at a Buck's County animal shelter. Their air conditioner is broken and fixing it will cost a lot of money.

The air conditioning at the Women's Humane Society of Bensalem went out last week. Workers have been putting heavy fans in the building to keep the cats and rabbits cooler. So far, none of the cats have died or have been hurt by the heat.

Because of the heat, the cats sleep through most of the day, according to Humane Society volunteers, and that makes it harder to find homes for them.

However, the dogs don't seem to have much of a problem. Like many shelters, dogs at the Bensalem facility do not get air conditioning, so they can be house-trained. The dogs generally get a nice cool hose-down.

The shelter has been told it could cost up to $100,000 to get a new air conditioner, and it could be less than that to get the one they have fixed.

The Humane Society is hoping that someone will donate their time to look at the air conditioner, or if someone wants to make a in-kind donation for a 60-ton, gas-fired chiller, that is the type of air conditioner they need.

Anyone who wants to help can call the Humane Society at (215) 750-3100.