Cats make great pets. Now is a special time for adopting the purring whiskered ones.
June is National Adopt-a-Cat Month, sponsored by the American Humane Association. It is also National Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, sponsored by the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Donna Atgar, adoption coordinator for Winnebago County Animal Services, invites people seeking new pets to adopt cats during Feline Frenzy, which will be held through Saturday. For only $5, qualified adopters can pick out an adult cat, one year and older, for their homes. People may adopt up to two cats per household.
All cats from WCAS have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and wormed. The cats have received a flea preventative. Since they have gotten their basic vaccinations, a rabies tag accompanies the new pet. WCAS sends a bag of food home with kitty and pet parent.
The usual fee for adopting an adult cat is $40, with kitten adoption fees set at $85.
Atgar urges potential adopters to visit the shelter. She said it is important to find the right cat for the household since cat personalities vary.
“We like whole families to come in,” she said. “It’s important for the kids to be there too. You want to make sure that the cat feels comfortable with the noise and activity level of your children.”
She said people should consider whether they have the time to take care of a cat. Even though cats are more independent than dogs, they still need time with their owners.
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