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Kitsap Humane Society hosts Free Cat Day
Sounds like the purr-fect deal: The Kitsap Humane Society will be waiving all adoption fees for cats 6 months and older at a Free Cat Day on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Officials said the shelter will be open for the special offer from noon to 6:30 p.m., with adoption counsels closing at 5:30 p.m.
A donation of $30 is suggested to cover the cost of the animal's microchip.
Summertime is typically the busiest time for shelters and the Kitsap Humane Society is no exception, officials said, as the nonprofit has many more pets in need of homes.
In the last month, the Kitsap Humane Society has already taken in 318 cats and kittens in need.
Shelter staff hope that with the excitement of a free cat promotion, new adopters will be attracted to the shelter and help expand the shelter’s lifesaving reach.
Staff note that every adopted cat comes up-to-date on vaccinations, treated for fleas, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed or neutered.
Each cat costs also costs the organization $30 in care costs, so while the adoption fees are waived, staff still suggests a donation of any amount to help cover the expenses of sheltering animals.
Cats in need come to the shelter in a variety ways and for a variety of reasons.
Staff pointed to the case of CeCe, a gorgeous 8 -year-old longhair black cat who been calling Kitsap Humane Society her home for the last few weeks.
CeCe’s owners brought her to Kitsap Humane Society because they were moving and could not afford the pet deposit fee to keep CeCe at their new location, so now she joins the other homeless cats at Kitsap Humane Society, patiently waiting for a new home.
Kitsap Humane Society is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization that has been caring for animals in need since 1908. The shelter admits more than 4,200 animals per year and has a 93 percent "lives saved" rate, one of the highest in the U.S., according to shelter officials.