St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is celebrating an impressive 20% increase in cat adoptions for the period Aug. 15, 2010 to Aug. 14, 2011 over the year prior. The shelter credits new, targeted programs and promotions as well as further accessibility for adoption hours and locations for the success.
The shelter implemented new aggressive cat adoption promotions including from “Me & My Buddy,” “Meowlloween,” “Kitmas in July,” and a special program, “The Red Collar Society,” to enhance the placement of senior cats. These programs, designed to increase public awareness of cat homelessness, often come with discounted adoption fees or other promotions to further encourage adoption. Also last year the non-profit shelter decided to remain open on holidays such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve, the Fourth of July and most Federal Holidays. “We want to be accessible when individuals and families have time to visit with the animals,” said President & CEO Heather Cammisa. She added, “We also decided to open seven days per week for adoption where we were previously closed on Mondays to handle orders and some kennel administration.”