Four Shelters, One Goal: Finding Homes for Chicago's Four-Legged Friends

Top Quote Four Local Animal Shelters Team Up for the Cats June 22 & 23. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) June 12, 2013 - On June 22 and 23, four popular Chicago animal shelters will come together for a 2-day adoption event called the Windy City Feline Frenzy to find homes for Chicago's felines during the peak of "Kitten Season"-a time of year when the cat population is on the rise.

    The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago Animal Care and Control, Tree House Humane Society, and Felines & Canines will simultaneously host the Windy City Feline Frenzy in which cat adopters will receive major discounts on adoption fees when they "scoop" for a discount. Those adopting a cat that is 6 months or older on June 22 or 23 at any of the shelters listed above will scoop out of a litter box one of the following discounts:

    $50 adoption fee
    $25 adoption fee
    Waived fee
    Name Your Price

    "Within the past decade we have seen the dog population in Chicago decline due to major spay/neuter efforts as well as the societal acceptance of pet adoption in general," said Dr. Robyn Barbiers, President of The Anti-Cruelty Society. "Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for the cat population. On average The Anti-Cruelty Society houses about 75% more cats than dogs."

    Between all four shelters, adoption fees normally range from $60 to $100 per cat. This adoption fee includes all vaccinations, spay or neuter, permanent identification microchip, and a veterinary examination.

    "Cats make great companions. They are fun, affectionate, and don't need to go for walks," said Abby Smith, Executive Director of Felines & Canines. "There are many different kinds of cats that are in Chicago's shelters waiting for their forever home. We encourage everyone to spend some time with cats and give them a chance to steal your heart."

    For more information about the Windy City Feline Frenzy, please call (312) 644-8338 or visit www.anticruelty.org/catproject.

    About The Anti-Cruelty Society
    The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago's oldest and largest, private non-profit, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, affordable or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education, anti-violence after school programs, pet visitation, a free behavior hotline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit www.anticruelty.org or call (312) 644-8338.

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