Friday November 15, 2013
Louisville’s two largest animal sheltering agencies, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS), are full on cats and are asking the public to help alleviate overcrowding by adopting cats. Both agencies will be waiving adoption and micro-chip fees Friday-Sunday, Nov. 15-17, on all cats age four months and older.
“We are at a critical point and really need the public’s help to save lives,” says Margaret Brosko, spokesperson for Louisville Metro Animal Services.
“Our two agencies have been overwhelmed with cats, and we are asking adopters to come forward. In addition, Louisville Metro Animal Services is asking the public not to turn in cats until we have more space.”
Susan Oppel, operations director at the Kentucky Humane Society, says that both agencies have been overwhelmed with owner-surrendered cats.
“Many more cats than usual are being turned in to our city’s shelters, and the Kentucky Humane Society now has a waiting list through January for cats waiting to come through our doors,” she said.
“To save more lives, we need people to come out and adopt cats this weekend,” says Oppel. “In addition, we ask cat owners to call the Kentucky Humane Society’s free Pet Help Line, 509-4PET, before they turn their pets in to area shelters. Our Pet Help Line can help owners either keep their pets or find alternatives to turning their pets in.”
Adoption locations are LMAS Animal House on Newburg Road, KHS Main Campus on Steedly Drive, KHS East Campus behind Westport Village, and seven Feeders Supply KHS adoption sites – Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Preston Highway, Springhurst, St. Matthews, Dixie Highway and Clarksville, Ind.For more information, contact KHS at (502) 366-3355 or kyhumane.org or LMAS at (502) 361-1318 or louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices.
All cats adopted from KHS and LMAS have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and given worm, flea and tick preventatives. Visit kyhumane.org or www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices to see all adoptable cats.
The adoption special runs Nov. 15-17 and is valid for all cats age four months and
older. Adopters must pay for applicable licensing fees. Adoption is pending approval of an application process that usually takes an hour or less.