In typical summer fashion, the cat population in New Orleans is seeing a boom with the heat of the season change. The Louisiana SPCA is packed to capacity with kittens and cats who are in need of a loving home. As part of Adopt A Cat Month, celebrated each June nationwide, the Louisiana SPCA will waive the adoption fee of the second cat adopted from the shelter in June. There are many reasons to adopt kittens or cats in pairs. Cats tend to display reduced levels of stress when they have another feline friend to help groom them, socialize with, and sleep with. Having another cat in the house also allows cats to remain more active, due to the increased amount of play time. Cats also adjust better to new situations when they’ve been exposed to other pets or people, as it fosters a sense of socialization within your pet. And if you want to adopt an older cat and a new kitten, that’s no problem as well, because older cats many times teach younger kittens good behavioral and social skills.
Ana Zorrilla, CEO of the LA/SPCA wants to find as many loving homes as possible for these homeless cats, and says that the benefits of bringing home a new cat with a friend are incredible. If you would like to take the opportunity to take two cats home in June, speak with the adoption counselors at the shelter at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers. Generally matches are made based on your lifestyle and home situation. Both kittens and cats are available for the special promotion, which ends June 30. Adult cats are $80 and kittens are $105. There are also opportunities to adopt two cats outside of the shelter. On June 26th from 11 a.m. til 3 p.m., the LA/SPCA off-site adoption team will be at Jefferson Feed, located at 4421 Jefferson Highway.
LA/SPCA cats can also been seen and adopted at Cat Practice (1809 Magazine St.), Heaven’s Pets (5100 Ponchartrain Blvd.), Magazine Street Animal Clinic (3458 Magazine St.) and VCA Causeway Animal Hospital (1315 N Causeway Blvd.).
For more information, you can visit the LA/SPCA Website at www.la-spca.org