SEATTLE — The Seattle Animal Shelter is bulging at the seams with cute cats and adorable kittens waiting for their forever homes. To help every cat and kitten find its special someone, through Aug. 31, you can adopt two cats or kittens for the discounted price of $224, which includes two-year Seattle pet licenses. The regular price would be more than $300.
Have room for just one adult cat? Until Aug. 31, you can adopt a single cat that’s one-year or older, for a reduced fee, ranging from $22 to $112, based on whether or not the cat was already spayed or neutered when it arrived at the shelter. The regular price for one cat goes up to $157.
“Because we have so many kittens and cats at the shelter and in foster care, we are offering this special, to reach out to people who are looking for special kitties to add to their families. We also want to promote companionship for cats. By adopting two, you ensure that your new kittens have playmates and companionship for the rest of their lives,” says Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.
The full price adoption package includes:
· 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 has an active foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs, cats and critters. Donations from the “Help the Animals Fund” pay for veterinary care for these animals in foster care. Additionally, donations to the “Pet Population Control Fund” help defray the cost of spay/neuter for many of Seattle’s dogs and cats.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday, 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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