Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Adopt a cat for only $5!

For months we have considered adopting another cat, but one of the things that have kept us from doing so is the large adoption fees many shelters have. As much as I would love to open my home to a new kitty, the nearly $200 adoption fee at our local shelter was just too much. I understand that the fees cover vet attention and housing, and they are necessary for the shelter to remain open, but that doesn't make my wallet feel much better. Well now there is a way for people to adopt without the hefty fees. No More Homeless Pets® Network Partners across the country are participating in the $5 Felines Adoption Event to encourage people to open their hearts and homes to a new feline friend.

For one or more days, between Saturday, November 26 and Saturday, December 3, each participating rescue group and shelter will reduce their adoption fees to $5 for cats and kittens over 5 months. Go here to see a list of participating shelters in your state.

Shelters are currently overflowing with cats, many full or over capacity. Sadly many animals are surrendered during the holidays, as people decide they no longer want to or cannot care for their pets any longer. Give a shelter kitty a home, the best holiday present a kitty could get!

Watch the video below, and adopt a shelter kitty today!