Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is encouraging pet adoptions this month by waiving the fee for cats six months and older through Oct. 31 and by opening the Kent facility to the public on Oct. 13 to learn about the work staff and volunteers do with the animals.
The adoption fee for cats older than six months is normally $55. The fee for kittens (younger than six months) will remain at $100. All cats and kittens from RASKC are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and have tested negative for feline leukemia. Adopters also receive a starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet food for their new pet, as well as a certificate for a free veterinary wellness exam, courtesy of the Seattle/King County Veterinary Medical Association.
“We’ve set a goal of placing 200 cats and kittens in new homes in October with this special ‘no-fee’ event,” said Dr. Gene Mueller, manager of Regional Animal Services. “No matter the type, size, color, or personality, we probably have the cat you’re looking for.”
Cats aren’t the only focus at RASKC in October. This month is also national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so if you’re into canines, RASKC can help you find the perfect one. Adoption fees for adult dogs and puppies range from $100 to $250, depending on the animal. All canines adopted from RASKC are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and come with a starter bag of food.