Peoria County’s Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) encourages animal lovers seeking a companion pet to visit the animal shelter during Adopt-a-Cat Month this June. PCAPS joins leading animal organizations nationwide in encouraging families and individuals interested in adopting a cat to take home not just one kitty but two!
Help PCAPS save the lives of hundreds of cats that have no home this summer: celebrate Adopt-a-Cat Month by sharing your home with a new feline friend, or two. “PCAPS receives more than 3,000 cats and kittens each year, and this year will be no different,” explains Lauren Malmberg, Director of Animal Protection Services. “Cats far out-number dogs and don’t find new homes as easily as our canine friends.”
The American Humane Association, Petfinder, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and CATalyst Council joined forces to promote the adoption of cats and kittens throughout the month of June, the busiest season for shelters who house felines. The message is simple: if you’re thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two. Cats require exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction; two cats can provide this for each other. Cat owners will also benefit more because cats’ purring has been shown to soothe humans, and cats just have an uncanny ability to make people smile.
The $75 adoption fee for a cat or kitten includes spay or neuter, microchip, initial vaccinations, and one month of free pet health insurance. Cats already spayed or neutered may be adopted for only $10. The public is invited to visit the shelter at 2600 NE Perry Street in Peoria and consider a shelter cat or another animal for adoption. Adoption and viewing hours are 12:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday.
For more information, call the shelter at (309) 672-2440 or visit www.peoriacounty.org/pcaps to view animals waiting for new homes.