The Truth About Free Cat Adoptions - Maddie's Fund
The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society will be adopting out cats on Wednesday, for free.
Yes that's right: free cats. A grant from the ASPCA has paid for all kitten and cat adoptions fees, which are normally $76, according to their . You can browse "available cats" , and find the nearest shelter . People who might not be able to commit to owning a cat furever are also encouraged to foster kittens and cats on a temporary basis.
TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) — If you’re looking for a new pet, cat and kitten adoptions are free at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for the first week of June.
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The $10.00 adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, feline leukemia testing, and a free bag of cat or kitten food. The adoption also includes 30 days of free pet health insurance provided by 24 PetWatch Pet Insurance. All adoption policies and thorough match-making procedures will remain in effect.The that eliminating adoption fees does not devalue the animal in the eyes of the adopter, and that free adult cat adoption programs could "dramatically impact the lives of thousands of shelter cats who would otherwise reside in a shelter for months or be euthanized." (Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, Volume 12, Issue 4, 2009).It was once conventional wisdom in the animal shelter world that cats adopted for free would suffer at the hands of diabolical people lurking in the shadows just waiting to abuse them. Surely, we thought, people who get cats for free don't value them, and will at the very least neglect them.In June 2012, 63 shelters and rescue groups in three Northern California counties participated in for the third year in a row. All dogs and cats available for adoption were free to the adopting public.Many high profile shelters across the country have implemented fee-waived cat adoptions very successfully, including the Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland in Maine, Town Lake Animal Center in Austin, TX, and the Wisconsin Humane Society. The ASPCA encouraged shelters throughout the country to provide fee-waived cat adoptions for the entire month of June 2011 as part of adopt-A-Cat Month, and featured a sampling of successful free adoption promotions in an article entitled . The Nevada Humane Society is publicizing their free June adoptions with . In a single day in August 2012, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester's Lollypop Farm adopted over 130 cats to new homes in their "" free cat adoption event.Shelters that regularly or permanently waive adoption fees on adult cats stress the fact that they do not lower their adoption standards. Furthermore, the adoption counselors understand people have the ability to acquire cats through other means, consequently resulting in unaltered cats contributing to the litters of kittens being surrendered to the shelters, or given away free, exponentially increasing the numbers of kittens born.