Animal Friends Hosting Event To Encourage Cat Adoptions

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’ve been considering adopting a cat, now is the time. Animal Friends is filled to capacity with cats.

At 300 cats and kittens inside the North Hills building and in foster care throughout the area, Animal Friends is over capacity.

“We think that kitten season has never really officially stopped because the winter was so warm, and the cats just continued to breed,” Shannon Tremblay, of Animal Friends, said.

In an effort to encourage more cat and kitten adoptions, Animal Friends is hosting a “Kitten A-Go-Go” event on Sunday.

Potential pet parents can stop by and interact with adoptable kittens. Anyone who chooses to adopt will receive a starter kit for their new pet.

“You can see them in our Outreach Center kind of running around, playing with each other,” Tremblay said. “You can really get a sense for their personalities.”

At $100, any kitten could be yours, and for $75, an older cat can make a loving companion, and initial health costs are included — spayed and neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.

Animal Friends is also offering two kittens for the price of one during “Kitten A-Go-Go.”

“You can take two kittens home for one adoption charge and it’s actually really great because kittens are so high energy that then they’ll constantly have a playmate that’s their age and their energy level that will honestly keep you entertained,” Tremblay said.

Not only will having a companion will keep your cats lively, well-exercised, and healthy, but it could also help prevent destructive behavior, which Animal Friends says is often traced to boredom.

“Kitten A-Go-Go” will be held between noon and 3 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Outreach Center of the North Hills shelter at 562 Camp Horne Road.

More information about Animal Friends and animals that are up for adoption can be found on ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

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