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Adopt a Cat, See BOYZ II MEN with the PSO

Not only is it Adopt-a-Cat Month but it’s also kitten season. The Western PA Humane Society is doing its best to keep cats moving and has a number of adoption deals on adult cats and kittens, but even better the Buncher Family Foundation is offering an incentive to everyone who adopts between now and June 23.

Kitten Season?

With summertime comes a baby boom, it is commonly called “kitten season,” and it means a population explosion that crowds the shelters around the United States and at the Western PA Humane Society.  Continual overcrowding of cats and kittens at the Western PA Humane Society North Shore Shelter and Fallen Timber location in Elizabeth will result in significant discounts for adopters on cats and kittens at the shelters until the cage space issues are alleviated.

“We are close to capacity and cats and kittens are still coming in,” says Lee Nesler, the Executive Director of the Western Pa Humane Society.  “Adopting all healthy adoptable felines is our goal we NEED to find foster and adoptive homes for these animals as quickly as possible to ensure that we have room for the new homeless pets coming in daily.  Since May 1we have been averaging 29 felines (cats and kittens) surrendered to the WPA Humane Society EVERY day.”

Here’s the deal:

ALL CATS over the age of 6 months may be adopted for NO COST to qualified adopters. 

Kittens are “adopt one, get one” at the reduced price of just $85.   

All cats and kittens adopted from the Western PA Humane Society are:

  • spayed or neutered
  • vaccinated with age appropriate vaccines
  • micro-chipped
  • feline leukemia tested

Visit the adoption page to see who’s available!

Here’s where BOYZ II MEN comes in!

Representatives of a local foundation heard about the overcapacity at the Western PA Humane Society and gave the shelter a gift of BOYZ II MEN/PSO Community Partners Tickets to help encourage adoptions.  Every person that adopts a kitten or a cat will be given two tickets to attend the Pittsburgh Symphony Concert June 23, 2011 at 7:30pm while supplies last, courtesy of the Buncher Family Foundation.

Interested in adopting?

Qualifed adopters :

  • complete a cat adopter survey·
  • adopting a cat (6 months or older)·
  • lease must clearly state cats are permitted (pet deposit paid if applicable)·
  • limit to two adoptions per household·
  • must have photo id with proof of residence·
  • fee waived adoptions limited to shelter locations only (petco/petsmart are excluded)

For anyone willing to adopt please talk with one of our adoption counselors about adding a beautiful new feline companion to the family.

You’ve got to visit the adoptables and see Cow and Piglet and Violet and Sugar!

Can’t adopt? Can you foster for a brief period of time?

If someone is willing to open their home temporarily as a foster home please contact the shelter at 412.321.4625×221 or on the website at

WPHS Serving Pittsburgh for 136 years

The Western PA Humane Society is one of the oldest Humane Society’s in the United States, serving Pittsburgh for 136 years.  The Western PA Humane Society is an “open door” shelter, meaning that they take all animals into their facility without a waiting list or a required fee (although the shelter does ask for a donation when animals are being released to their care.)  Last year the Western PA Humane Society took in almost 14,000 unwanted animals.

Shelters are located at 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, 412-321-4625, and 1680 Fallen Timber Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-751-2010.

Visit the WPHS website at

For more information on Open Door Shelters please visit


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