Due to a seasonal influx of kittens in the County's three animal shelters, the County Department of Animal Services will waive all adoption fees, beginning today, June 1 through September 4, for cats 6 months and older. Only two cats per person can be adopted.
"Our three County shelters are really packed right now and we don't want to compromise the health of the cats and kittens by holding more animals then we can properly care for," said Dawn Danielson, Director of the Department of Animal Services.
"We are looking for new pet parents who know that they want to add a new four-legged family member, but they just haven't taken the time to visit our shelters. By waiving the adoption fee for cats, we’re hoping that will encourage loving families to make the commitment to adopt a pet."
For kittens under 6 months of age, the Department has a “Better with a Buddy” program where a person can adopt one kitten for the full price of $58 and adopt a second kitten at half price.
Danielson said the adult cats just can't compete with fuzzy, bouncy kittens and Animal Services wants to offer incentives to adopt these animals before the shelters get filled to capacity.
All animals will be neutered or spayed, microchipped and vaccinated prior to going home with their new family.
For more information on adoptions at any of the three County animal shelters, or to view photos of adoptable animals, visit http://www.sddac.com/adoptions.asp.