Cleveland APL’s “Cats on Tour” Adoption Campaign

Jason Cook

Cleveland APL’s “Cats on Tour” Adoption Campaign Hits the Road Again This Weekend!

June 12, 2008 – Yes, it’s that time of year again – time when unsterilized, free roaming cats are having litter after litter of kittens and the feline population of area humane societies, shelters and rescue groups is skyrocketing.   At the Cleveland APL alone, there are over 600 cats in need of a loving home and a second chance.  With the goal of preventing a population crisis at its animal shelter, the APL has launched “Cats on Tour,” a fun, new lifesaving campaign designed to raise awareness about cat overpopulation, the importance of cats as members of the family, and the need to adopt.

The Cleveland APL will be sending fabulous adoptable felines of all ages, colors, and personalities “on tour” each weekend through the summer and early fall.  Rover, the APL’s mobile adoption unit, will transport adorable, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, FeLV and FIV tested cats who are just waiting to fall in love with their new best friend.  A knowledgeable team from the APL will accompany the cats on each appearance to help adopters select the purr-fect cat for them.

Executive Director Sharon Harvey explained, “It’s like a purring Springsteen tour, but we’re not waiting for you to come to us to adopt a cat, we’re bringing them to a neighborhood near you and making it fun and easy!   Our Cats on Tour campaign is part of a multi-pronged initiative to raise awareness about the number of cats that need homes and to stay ahead of the number of cats that are coming into the APL.”  Harvey added, “We’re becoming increasingly concerned that we’re going to start losing ground unless we can find more homes for our cats in less time.  So, please check the schedule, plan an outing, have fun, and adopt!”

In celebration of the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, through June, adult cat adoption fees are $25 for all cats aged 5 months and up and $50 for kittens under 5 months of age.  Other special pricing is available for pairs.  Every cat and kitten is spayed or neutered, has had initial vaccinations, been tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and comes with 30 days of free pet insurance.  Cats can also be microchipped for identification for an additional $20.