Kittens need YOU!

There is indication that the city shelter system is completely overwhelmed by this year's wave of kittens. Thousands will be killed if more folks don't adopt or foster right now.

If you have ever been up to the main shelter on Erie Ave, well, there is a dizzying number of animals. Every cat and kitten you could ever want or imagine.

So all adoptions from PSPCA for the next two weeks will be $1, instead of the normal fee of $75. Your new cat will have a veterinary check-up, spay or neuter, and a collar and tags.

And temporary fostering through "PAWS" - fostering is caring for litters of kittens until they grow to about 3 pounds each - gets kittens out of the shelter and out from under the imminent risk of death. The growth of fostering locally has been the main reason why fewer animals have had to be killed in recent years.

Look at what you have been missing...

For low cost spay/neuter: "Call the PSPCA or check out www.spayneuterphilly.com, a new outreach program to help locals find low-cost spay and neuter services, or call the new Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) new Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at 215-298-9680."

For fostering: "Contact PAWS Adoption Center at 215-238-9901 for more details."

For $1 adoptions: "The Cat and Kitten Super Adopt-a-thon begins Friday, June 25 and continues through Sunday, July 11. All cats and kittens will be available for $1. Adopters must fill out adoption applications, meet with counselors for application review and approval, show proof of identification and bring a copy of their lease or their landlord’s phone number if they rent so the shelter can verify if pets are allowed."

Philadelphia adoption locations and hours:
The Pennsylvania SPCA Headquarters
350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134
Monday through Friday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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