Surge of Cats into The SF/SPCA Creating Urgent Need for Caring Adopters

Friday, June 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, 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.