Many people who look to adopt a cat are interested in getting a kitten, but overlook the benefits of bringing an adult cat into their lives.
Centre County PAWS, a no-kill animal shelter, is offering local residents the opportunity during the month of May to welcome a grown cat into their homes at a drastically reduced cost.
The agency, located at 1401 Trout Road, State College, is enabling people to adopt cats one year and older this month for a fee of $5, as opposed to the regular fee of $65. All regular adoption eligibility requirements apply.
“We’re trying to encourage people to come out and meet their best friend at PAWS,” said Lisa Bahr, shelter manager.
Centre County PAWS has been forced to halt its intake of cats over one year of age because of unusually low adoption numbers in April, Bahr said. Kittens are often adopted right away, she said, while many adult cats are left “sitting and waiting” for extended periods.