SPA waives cat adoption fee –

Residents thinking about a feline friend can get a price break over the next month as one local shelter attempts to thin out their crowd of cats.

Starting Sept. 17, Safe Place for Animals in Gallatin will waive its fee of $60 for cat adoptions, for cats ages 2 and over. Residents will still have to fill out an application to show such information as residence and access to veterinarian care.

The cats will offered free of charge for the next four weeks.

“We have 120 cats, and we are just trying to find them good homes,” said Dianna Townsend, founder and president of SPA. “People have just been coming and leaving litters with mamas at the door.”

Townsend said each cat adopted through the free program will be fully vetted and spayed or neutered.

“That’s the big draw,” Townsend said.

Another plus, Townsend said, is the unique situation the cats are living in.

“Our cats are not kept in cages, and we have people who come in just to pet the cats, so they are very socialized,” Townsend said. “They are all affectionate and want to be held and rubbed. All of them are healthy. Our vet takes such good care of them.”

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