Options abound for cat adoption

If you’re looking to adopt a feline friend soon, you’ve found the right time to do it. Two local organizations are offering low-cost opportunities to take in a cat.

This month, at Centre County PAWS, the fee for adopting a cat has been reduced from $65 to $5 for anyone interested in bringing home a cat 1 year old or older. All other regular adoption policies still apply. There are numerous cats available to adopt, and you can find profiles of them online.

If you’re looking to help out a more rough and tumble kind of cat, consider providing a home for a cat from the Rockview Penitentiary’s barns. According to the Hundred Cat Foundation, there are too many cats competing for food at the prison barns so some must be relocated. All cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and healthy, and would make excellent mousers.

There is no cost to take in these cats (though donations are encouraged), but those interested should have a safe barn or other outdoor home that would be suitable to place at least two cats at (Placing more than one at a time makes the process less stressful for the cats!)

The Hundred Cat Foundation will deliver the cat(s) and set up a cage for a very important 2 – 3 week acclimation period, which will give them the opportunity to get used to the sights, sounds and smells associated with their new home. It also gives them the opportunity to learn that no harm is coming to them and that they are being fed. If you are interested in this, send an email to cats@hundredcats.org or call the Hundred Cat Foundation at 814.206.5423.

 -Erin

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