If you’ve always wanted a cat, (and who hasn’t??) now is the time to get one.
To save lives and find homes for hundreds of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in Baltimore, the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance is holding its fifth annual Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives promotion.
During the month of June, national Adopt-A-Cat month, the Maryland SPCA, Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter—all members of BAWA—will waive adoption fees for cats and kittens.
“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. “Our goal is to find forever homes for at least 500 homeless cats and kittens in our shelters throughout June, so 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 at Towson. All regular adoption procedures apply.
Last year, a record 769 cats and kittens found new homes during the Baltimore 500, and since the inaugural event in 2009, there have been 2,552 adoptions.
“A cat can make a wonderful addition to a family,” said Jennifer Brause, Executive Director of BARCS. “This will be the fifth year we have offered this adoption promotion. We hope people will take advantage of the waived adoption fees at the three shelters and take home a friend for life.”
To learn more about the Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives, visit the Maryland SPCA at www.mdspca.org, Baltimore Humane Society at www.bmorehumane.org or Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter at www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org