June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. The month brings attention to the thousands of kittens born each year who join the millions of cats already in animal shelters and rescues across the U.S.
2020 marks the 45th annual Adopt-A-Cat Month and is encouraging animal lovers to adopt a “pandemic pet.” The event also coincides with “kitten season.” Hearts Alive Village has already taken in more than 300 kittens and expects to surpass the 1,000 kitten mark from 2019.
“Every year, millions of cats end up in our country’s shelters and, according to the Humane Society, 70% of them won’t make it out,” said Executive Director Christy Stevens. “We are working to change that, pulling cats from our local shelter and providing owner support to prevent pets from ending up there in the first place.”
All cats and kittens adopted through Hearts Alive Village are fully vetted. This includes being spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, and micro-chipped. The cost of adoption is $65 for cats over one year old and $100 for kittens under 1 year. Cats are available at a variety of locations including: the rescue’s main adoption center, senior cats at Oldies But Goodies, two doors down, and two Petsmart locations.
Kittens are in foster homes and (when available for adoption) can be viewed on the organization’s website: https://www.heartsalivevillage.org/.
The rescue will feature a different cat each week to celebrate the month-long event. This week’s cat is Rainbow, a beautiful 13- year old kitty whose owner passed away. She is sweet and loving, and excited to meet her forever family. Rainbow is currently at Oldies But Goodies. Her adoption fee is $65 and she is spayed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on her vaccines. Photo is attached.
- Hearts Alive Village Adoption Center: 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd # 4
- HAV’s Oldies But Goodies Senior Adoption Center: 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd # 9
- Petsmart: 2140 N. Rainbow Blvd
- Petsmart: 6980 N. 5th Street