Jason Cook

5DollarCat2Five.  Five Dollar.  Five Dollar Felines.  Yes, you heard correctly!  June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month and the Cleveland Animal Protective League is kicking it off in a big way.  From Tuesday, June 1, 2010 through Sunday, June 6, 2010, all cats ages 5 months and older will be available for only $5, and kittens under 5 months will have an adoption fee of only $25.

“We want every home in the Cleveland area and beyond to enjoy the love of a fantastic shelter cat,” says Sharon Harvey, Executive Director of the Cleveland APL. “AND,” Harvey added, “we also promised our cats that 5DollarCat1we would not to become overcrowded this year, but to keep that promise and continue our success with 100% placement of healthy, friendly cats; we need our community’s help. We need to find homes for the cats in our care at the same rate as new cats are coming in to us for help, and as our cat intake is unbelievably high right now, we need an unbelievable adoption week to keep up.  We feel so strongly about it that, through Sunday, we’re dropping our adoption fees to well below what itcosts us to provide care for these wonderful animals. And, though our fees may be reduced, our commitment to placing our cats with adopters who will provide wonderful, caring homes will remain high.”

If adopters can’t make it to the Cleveland APL’s shelter this week, beginning Thursday, the APL will be bringing their adoptable cats and kittens (and dogs, too!) to locations throughout the area.  Animals at these events will be available for immediate adoption:

  •     Thursday, June 3rd, Tower City from 11:00am-1:00pm
  •     Saturday, June 5th, Camp Bow Wow in Highland Heights from 10:00am-2:00pm
  •     Saturday, June 5th, Mentor Petco from 11:00am-2:00pm
  •     Sunday, June 5th, Caribou Coffee in Rocky River from 12:00-3:00pm

All cats are spayed-neutered, tested for FeLV/FIV, have received age-appropriate vaccinations and treatment for worms and fleas, and come with a collar and an APL ID tag, a travel box, helpful species-specific animal care information, and a free initial veterinary exam.