The Fayetteville Animal Shelter hosted its 2nd annual Free Cat Friday on July 20 to help ease the influx of cats currently at the shelter. Families from Washington County adopted 41 cats and kittens during this year’s event.
The families were all pre-approved applicants who passed the requirements made by the shelter. Requirements included landlord information, current pet vaccination information and additional questions asked when a pet is adopted at no cost.
“On Free Cat Friday we tend to be a little more strict about our requirements,” said Tony Rankin, Programs Manager for Fayetteville Animal Services. “You want to make sure they go to the right home and not just a free home.”
The average daily number of cats adopted out of the shelter is two to three, at a cost of at least $20. The adoption fee includes the spay or neuter of the cat, full vaccinations and a microchip. All of which were included with the cats and kittens given away at Free Cat Friday.
“We’ve done it two years in a row now and it’s been a great success,” said Rankin. “The first one we gave 65 cats away and this past one we did 41 cats so we plan on continuing the event.”
by: Jill Inman