SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the October 28-29 weekend, Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) received eighty seven cats that were placed into their already full feline adoption room.
Because of this, from October 31 to November 4, the organization will be lowering their adoption rate to $15 during their Adoption Spooktacular.
This temporary rate is less than half of the normal adoption price, but still includes spaying/neutering, licensing, microchipping and the first round of vaccinations.
“It’s scary how many cats are still coming in our doors,” said Janet Dixon, SCRAPS Special Program Manager. “Before Halloween SCRAPS usually sees a decrease in our cat population but it hasn’t slowed down at all and we project another large influx to come in because of trick or treating by the end of the week.”
Every year, SCRAPS takes in over 6,000 cats – most of those arrive during the summer months. Many of these cats and kittens are people pets but they have no license or microchip and can’t be returned home.
In Spokane County only 3% of cat owners come to find their pets when they are lost.
SCRAPS would like to remind the public that many more of these fabulous felines are abandoned or are the off spring of people’s pets and live their entire lives on the streets. By adopting at SCRAPS, you are also making room for other cats here at the shelter and helping pay for spay/neuter services that will end overpopulation here in Spokane County.
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