Pawsitive Alliance is on a mission to match felines with families.
The organization is hosting its fifth annual Meow in Mukilteo cat adoption event July 29. From noon to 3 p.m. families can go to the Rosehill Community Center and adopt cats of all ages.
Up to 70 cats and kittens will be available from regional shelters and rescue groups, including the Everett Animal Shelter, Oasis for Animals, and Purrfect Pals.
“There are so many cats in shelters, and the focus is very often on dogs when it comes to adoption,” said Denise Melton, coordinator of the event. “We really want to host cat adoption events because we want to put the focus on the importance of adopting a cat.”
During the summers, cat populations increase as more kittens are born. As a result, more cats are brought into animal shelters, where space is often limited. As shelters run out of room, many of the cats face euthanization.
In the United States, about 70 percent of cats entering animal shelters are euthanized each year.
With the kitten population rising in shelters, Melton said Pawsitive Alliance hosts Meow in Mukilteo in the hopes that they will be adopted.
“There are so many cats out there that need help and should be adopted out in the same way that a dog is,” Melton said.
The price of each cat will be from $75 to $100. Each has received all the necessary medical procedures, including spaying and neutering.
“[Meow in Mukilteo] is a great way to have local agencies showcase the cats that they have for adoption,” said Molly Reagan Axt of PAWS. “It’s a great place for adopters to come see a great variety of animals.”