Adopt-a-Cat Month Starts Today: How Can You Resist??

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For the month of June, the Maryland SPCA, Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)—all members of BAWA—will waive adoption fees for cats and kittens.

It’s all in honor of  national Adopt-a-Cat Month, and the effort by the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance’s  Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives promotion.

“We are now in ‘kitten season’ when there is a surge of adorable, unwanted kittens entering animal shelters that are already full with cats needing homes,” said Aileen Gabbey, Executive Director of the MD SPCA.  “With a goal of finding forever homes for 500 homeless cats and kittens in our shelters throughout June, we encourage people to consider adopting their first cat or adding to their family.”

All cats and kittens available for adoption are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Baltimore 500 adopters will receive a goody bag as well as a free wellness exam for their cat/kitten from the Cat Hospital of Towson (CHAT).  All regular adoption procedures apply.

Last year, 580 cat and kittens were adopted during the Baltimore 500, and since the inaugural event in 2009, there have been 1,783 adoptions.

“A cat can make a wonderful addition to a family,” said Jennifer Brause, Executive Director of BARCS.  “We are hopeful people will take advantage of the waived adoption fees at our shelters during the Baltimore 500.”

To learn more about the Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives, visit the MD SPCA at, Baltimore Humane Society at or Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter at


Susan Dunn

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