It’s Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

Published: June 22, 2015

It’s Adopt A Shelter Cat Month, It’s adopt a shelter cat month and our local shelters have more than enough that need homes. An adoption drive is going on right now in the CSRA. Purina Cat Chow is teaming up with one animal shelter in each state this month to get cats adopted. Their goal is to find at least 2,500 cats new homes nationwide.

The Aiken County Animal Shelter has high hopes for adoptions this month.

Mary Calabro, an Aiken County Animal Shelter employee, adopted her new cat Roseanne yesterday and couldn’t be happier about it.

“We may say that we rescue the animals. But, I’m not sure that that’s really the case. I think it’s those of us who adopt that are rescued,” Calabro said.

Purina Cat Chow’s “Building better lives adoption drive” this month is hoping to find fur-ever homes for as many cats as possible.

In fact, if you adopt a cat from any shelter nationwide and post a picture a picture or video with #Myrescuestory. Purina Cat Chow will help subsidize a cat adoption fee – with a donation of $30 per cat and up to $1,500 for the Aiken shelter.

The Aiken County Animal Shelter said its cat breeding season and they are getting them in by the basket fulls. The shelter says they appreciate any donations, volunteers, and adoptions. They said any help from the community goes a long way.

Purina Cat show said 3.4 million cats in the U.S enter shelters annually but only half are adopted. Vet assistant Sandy Larsen said their shelter has to euthanize 35% of their cats. But, that number gets lower the more people spay and neuter their pets.

“That is all of our dream. If everybody would spay and neuter their pets that would make us that much closer to being a no kill shelter,” Larsen said.

When adopting, Calabro said most people will adopt kittens and puppies. She wants everyone to remember adult animals need forever homes as well.

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