August 17, 2012 5:36PM
Updated: September 21, 2012 6:20AM
Feline Frenzy: Naperville Area Humane Society’s “Feline Frenzy” adoption promotion will be from Aug. 30 through Sept. 10. An approved adopter can take home an adult cat (6 months and older) for just $5 or a kitten (2 to 5 months) for $75.
“Summer is an exceptionally difficult time for shelters. There are literally thousands of cats and kittens needing homes, and many organizations such as ours have very limited space,” said Michelle Lenz, animal care manager at NAHS, in a press release. “We have an adoption room full of kittens, plus many more in our foster homes and on our waiting list.”
She also says the economy has had an affect on adoption rates.
“Adult cats are often overlooked by visitors if there are kittens available,” Lenz said. “One of the great things about adult cats is that their personalities are already formed. They can be a great addition to a family, and they’ll thank you every day for the new life they’ve been given.”
At NAHS, all adult cats and kittens have received an initial vet exam, age-appropriate vaccinations, and a microchip; they have been tested for FeLV/FIV and are spayed or neutered before going home.
Naperville Area Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 to develop and implement animal welfare programs and services in the area. NAHS’s goal is to protect animals and to prevent animal suffering. While providing shelter and adoption programs for homeless animals, NAHS also strives to educate the community on compassion, respect and kindness toward all living things.