Friday, December 1, 2023
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Want a Good Deal on a Used Cat?

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The more cats the merrier!

“Cats are like potato chips, it’s hard to have just one.”

Years ago, a friend of mine had a refrigerator magnet that read that phrase, and it still makes me laugh, and it’s still true.

More cats are owned as pets than any other pet—73 million as opposed to 68 million dogs—and I think it’s partly because what I discovered is true for most of us. I had six cats plus fosters at the time, and there always seemed to be room for one more.

And unfortunately, there always seemed to be a big supply of cats to fill the need.

Right now, in the middle of “kitten season” when shelters are overflowing with unexpected and unintended litters of kittens, it’s time to help take the burden off of shelters and foster families who have taken in cats and kittens to foster, so if you have room help to celebrate Adopt a Cat Month.

Read more about Adopt A Cat Month, co-sponsored by the Catalyst Council, dedicated to helping the country’s most popular pet get the respect and health care they deserve, American Humane Association, protecting children and animals since 1877 and the American Veterinary Medical Association .

At Animal Friends in Pittsburgh, June is Smitten Season and cats ages 2 and up are priceless! Animal Friends is a no-kill shelter, so adopting cats from them will open up more cage space for more cats.

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is reducing their $30 adoption fee for ALL CATS over the age of 6 months to just $15 to qualified adopters.  All cats and kittens adopted from the Western PA Humane Society are spayed or neutered, vaccinated with age appropriate vaccines, micro-chipped, and feline leukemia tested…AND every person who adopts a kitten or a cat will be given two tickets to attend the En Vogue/Pittsburgh Symphony Concert June 29, 2012 at 7:30pm while supplies last.

The Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania always has adoption deals and plenty of cats for adoption.

You can also find LOW-COST SPAY AND NEUTER SPECIALS at all three shelters!

seven cats
All seven cats on the cabinet in the middle of the kitchen!
cat for adoption
Allie is still waiting!

And all the foster families in of FosterCat would love to see their foster kitties in new homes and then be able to help other homeless kitties! Allie, at left, is still waiting for her forever home!

So if you’re not already overflowing with kitty love, fill that spot with a homeless kitty!


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2 thoughts on “Want a Good Deal on a Used Cat?

  • Love the black cat lineup at the door! And I agree the more the merrier.

  • I wrote a page for my bloggy about Used Cats R Better Than Used Cars!! great play on words isn’t it? And of course I luvluvluv the photo of all those black butts sitting at the door and then efurrybody on the counter…priceless


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