Surge of Cats into The SF/SPCA Creating Urgent Need for Caring Adopters
San Francisco, Jun 12 2009: The SF/SPCA is currently overloaded with cats and kittens. We are pleading for the community's help. Our goal is to save as many animals in the San Francisco area as we can!
What You Can Do: Visit The SF/SPCA's Maddie's Adoption Center – open seven days a week -- to find the right companion kitty (or kitties). We'll work with you to ensure the right fit and a smooth transition. Adoption fees are just $35 for cats 1-5 years old; $80 for youngsters between six months and a year, $100 for kittens between two and six months, and adoption fees waived for all cats six years and older. And what a send-off package it is.
All SF/SPCA felines have received a pre-adoption veterinary exam, feline leukemia testing, FIV testing (for cats older than four months), a behavior assessment (and profile for cats older than nine months), vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and a microchip.
The lavish SF/SPCA welcome-home kit continues after adoption as well with a free post-adoption veterinary exam, a complimentary behavior consultation, microchip registration, a coupon for PurinaONE® pet food, a 10 lb bag of Tidy Cat® litter, 30 days of pet insurance (compliments of ShelterCare Insurance) PLUS 20 percent off for the first 30 days at The SF/SPCA's Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. Every SF/SPCA cat adoption also includes a cat-care DVD and carrier. See SF/SPCA adorable, adoptable cats atwww.sfspca.org, and take our Feline-ality compatibility test.
Where: The San Francisco SPCA's Maddie's Adoption Center, 250 Florida St. San Francisco, 415.522.3500
When: Adoptions take place 7-days a week!
Why: While summer always brings an influx of kittens to the shelter, this year posed particularly difficult challenges. Specifically, The SF/SPCA was already home to a large number of adult cats before the kittens started pouring through the doors. The economy has played a large role in the record numbers with people losing their homes, jobs and in turn, losing their animals.
About the San Francisco SPCA
The San Francisco SPCA is a community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions.
Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, provide foster care, help with the Community Cats Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.
For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit sfspca.org.
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