SEATTLE — As part of its ongoing outreach efforts to find suitable permanent homes for foster animals, the Seattle Animal Shelter hosts a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Southwest Community Center, located at 2801 S.W. Thistle. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and features numerous cats of different breeds.
Until Sept. 30, if you adopt two cats or kittens from the shelter, all fees will be waived for the second cat, except for licensing. A two-year cat license in Seattle costs $22. With the special offer, you can adopt two cats or kittens for a maximum of $129. Normally, the maximum cost of adopting two cats would be $214.
“By holding monthly adoptathons in neighborhoods throughout Seattle, we are able to spread the word about the joys of adopting shelter pets and saving lives. With this special offer, we are also promoting companionship – by adopting two, you ensure your new kitties have a playmate and companion,” says Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.
Adoption prices for cats range from $102 to $107 and include:
· Initial vaccinations
· Feline Leukemia testing
· Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
· Spay or neuter
· Microchip (About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is injected under the cat’s skin, providing an identification number associated with that animal. Animal shelters can then “scan” a lost animal and retrieve its records from the microchip.)
· Two-year Seattle Pet License (if applicable)
The Seattle Animal Shelter is open every day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for licensing, and noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions. It is located at 2061 – 15th Ave. W. The phone number is (206)386-PETS(7387). Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.
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