The arrival of spring weather has left Pulaski County Animal Shelter overwhelmed with litters of homeless kittens, putting many felines’ lives in peril if homes aren’t found for them soon.
According to Candice Simmons, executive director of Pulaski County Humane Society, the shelter recently took in 17 cats in a single day.
“Nothing is cuter than a tiny kitty cat; but unless the humane society or animal control can adopt them out, these kitties will have to be euthanized due to space issues,” she said.
In an effort to help save the lives of some of these felines, Simmons said the humane society and animal control are offering a 50 percent discount on the adoption fee for kittens and cats during the month of June.
“All of us here at the shelter are doing everything we can to save these little babies,” said Simmons. Humane society veterinarian, Dr. Laura Nelson, offered to hold a special reduced rate spay clinic in June for shelter cats and animal control agreed to waive its processing fee.
The humane society is administering the vaccines at cost.
Simmons said all pets are required to be sterilized before leaving the shelter.
“Spaying and neutering helps control the population of unwanted pets so they don’t end up in the shelter, or worse, dead along the sides of roads. It reduces the risk of certain cancers. It’s just the right thing to do,” she said.
To help save the life of a feline, consider adopting one during the month of June in order to take advantage of the discount. The shelter is at 80 Dublin Park Road, in the wooded area beyond Dublin Town Hall. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
For more information email the humane society at email@example.com or call 674-0089.