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Adoption Fees Waived for the Month of June!

Thursday June 2, 2011




Celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month to Save Lives and Put More Cats in Loving Homes

Adoption Drive: Metro Animal Services is joining the ASPCA®/Fresh Step® Litter Fee-Waived Cat Adoption Campaign and hosting a fee-waived cat adoption drive to find loving homes for cats in the Louisville Metro area. Metro Animal Services’ Animal House Adoption Center will kick-off the fee waiving campaign for cats 6 months old and older with a month long fee-waived promotion on Friday June 3rd. The fee waived adoptions will continue through Thursday, June 30. A $9 license fee will apply.

Why: Metro Animal Services alone received over 7,000 cats and kittens in 2010. To celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month this June and to help save more lives, the ASPCA and the makers of Fresh Step litter encouraged shelters nationwide to waive the fee they typically charge to adopt cats, while keeping all other adoption policies and thorough match making procedures in place. Metro Animal Services wanted to put more cats in loving homes and decided to join the cause by waiving the adoption fee that is usually $50 for cats one year old or older and $75 for kittens six months or older.

ASPCA research recently published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science found that waiving fees for adult cats boosts adoptions without diminishing the value adopters place on their cats. In addition, fee-waived adoptions may actually decrease shelter costs by reducing the average length of stay for adult cats, and also could increase donations and store product sales due to an increase in adopters.

Where: The Animal House Adoption Center

3516 Newburg Road

When: Friday June, 3 – Thursday, June 30

Hours – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-6 pm

Wednesday 12-7 pm

Closed Monday & Holidays

You Can Help: If there isn’t room at home for a fabulous feline, there is another way to help. From June 1, through July 31, 2011 simply “like” Fresh Step’s Facebook Page at With that simple action, the makers of Fresh Step litter will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to the ASPCA to help expand programs like this and get more cats adopted.

Media Contact:
Jackie Gulbe
574-5525 or 744-4411(cell) 
Email - Contact Jackie