DATE: April 30, 2012
CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
Adopting a furry feline friend for life just got twice as nice due to special adoption fees for cats and kittens approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
Beginning May 1 and continuing through September 30, 2012, residents will be able to adopt two cats at the single adoption fee of $74.95.
"With our South Florida climate, felines tend to breed all year," said Dr. Tim Johnston, long-time veterinarian with Broward County Animal Care and Adoption. “Historically, our cat population sees a very dramatic peak during the spring and summer months resulting in an overwhelming amount of homeless mother cats and kittens brought to our local shelters.”
With so many cats available, Animal Care and Adoption hopes to successfully place as many as possible into good, loving homes. Shelter staff hopes the community will rally to adopt, rather than shop because it’s the right thing to do.
To encourage more adoptions, the $74.95 fee for both cats includes their health exam, vaccinations, registration tags, feline leukemia/AIDS test and of course, spaying or neutering surgery. While supplies last, a complimentary starter kit to welcome your new cats into the family will also be included.
To take advantage of these special adoption fees and help save more lives, residents should visit either of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Centers located at 1870 S.W. 39 St., Fort Lauderdale or 3100 N.W. 19 Terrace, Pompano Beach. Adoption hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both shelters are closed to the public on Mondays and the Pompano Beach facility is closed on Sunday. Friendly cats and kittens are also available for adoption through any of the Pet Supermarket stores located in Broward County at the two-for-one special rate.
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless animals. The agency provides access to hundreds of shelter pets hoping for a new home. Please prevent unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. For more information about the agency, visit broward.org/animal, follow on twitter@BrowardPetPals or "like us" on Facebook.