FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) - June may be the month of grads. dads, and brides, but savvy felines know it is also officially Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.
With animal shelters severely crowded by the springtime arrival of too many kittens, and the increasing number of cat owners forced to surrender their pets due to economic hardship, shelters and rescue groups put forth special efforts in June to get the resident shelter cats into forever homes, freeing up space for the always-growing number of others arriving daily.
Fancy Cats Rescue Team, a well-established cat rescue group in Virginia, helps many area shelter in D.C., Md. and Va., which are overcrowded with cats, by taking the healthy cats that are scheduled to be put to sleep and working to place them.
Fancy Cats is offering reduced adoption fees for adult cats right now, hoping to entice those potential cat parents who are considering a feline friend and who might be encouraged by the up-front savings (more to spend on catnip and plush beds!). Priscilla--looking like a teddy bear-- Honey, Luna, Frolic and Ginger--with her combo calico-tabby markings-- all pictured, are just a few of the many cats Fancy Cats hopes will get new homes in June. As the largest no-kill cat rescue in northern Virginia, Fancy Cats Rescue Team always has a variety of furry felines seeking loving owners.
Adoptions have recently become even more crucial: this week, Fancy Cats was told by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter that it is full and is forced to immediately euthanize all cats that are surrendered by their owners. Fairfax County Animal Shelter lacks enough space to hold the animals. Sweet healthy cats are in real need of homes, and Fancy Cats is hoping June will be the month many of them find what they most need: that purrfect home.
Click here for more about Fancy Cats, whether you plan to adopt a cat or could provide a temporary foster home for one.
In Maryland, Charles County's Tri-County Animal Shelter will also be offering a reduced fee cat adoption event this June to help find loving homes for cats.
Adopt a cat or kitten for $45.00, and you can bring home an additional cat or kitten for just $5.00 more.
The Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992, and adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. You can click here to get a preview of these cats, or meet many more in person to find your purrfect match.