Humane societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina and Summit Counties along with the rescue group PAWS all feel so strongly about the need to help black cats that they’re teaming up this Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st for the “Everything Goes with Black” cat adoption promotion and are waiving the adoption fee for one black cat per household!
Sadly, black cats are the most likely to be overlooked by potential adopters and left to spend the most time in shelter cages and rescue group foster homes. So in response, six animal welfare organizations from across the region have come together to send a strong message in a unified voice that these wonderful animals deserve their chance just as much as their other feline pals!! The spotlight will be on them for these two days … it’s their turn now! Through this groundbreaking collaborative effort, we are hoping to send hundreds of cats home before the end of day on Saturday.
Adoption fees will be waived for one black or predominantly black adult cat per household adopting (one year old and up). A second black cat and all other kittens and cats will be $20. As always, potential adopters will be screened to make sure they’ll provide a good home for these wonderful animals. All available animals are neutered/spayed, given age appropriate shots, tested, de-wormed and flea treated.
“Everything Goes with Black” Adopt-a-thon Locations
- Cleveland APL: 1729 Willey Ave, Cleveland (216) 771-4616
- Geauga Humane Society (Rescue Village): 15463 Chillicothe Rd, Russell Twp. (440) 338-4819
- Lake Humane Society: 7564 Tyler Blvd, Bldg E, Mentor (440) 951-6122
- Medina SPCA: 245 South Medina St, Medina (330) 723-7722
- PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Society): will be at the Cleveland APL location. (440) 442-PAWS
- Pawsibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron: 7996 Darrow Rd. Twinsburg (330) 487-0333
All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, tested for heartworm or FeLV/FIV, have received age-appropriate vaccinations and treatment of worms and fleas, and come with helpful species-specific animal care information, a free starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet® pet food, 30 days of free ShelterCare pet health insurance, and a free initial veterinary exam. Cats and dogs go home with a free collar and personalized ID tag, courtesy of a grant from the ASPCA®. Additional funding from this grant also helped underwrite the organization and marketing of this event.