The Heartland Humane Society will host a cat adoption event on Sunday, August 22nd between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. During the event, residents can adopt one kitten for just $ 75, two kittens for $ 125, and each adult cat for $ 25. Also, due to the overwhelming number of kittens currently living in their kennels, Heartland has determined that they are not currently accepting owner-given cats.
If you are interested, you can fill out the cat adoption questionnaire here. Please note that it is not necessary to make an appointment for this event.
Kitten season – a time when cats are more likely to reproduce – is usually in the warmer months from late spring to early fall in Oregon. During this season, the terrifying number of kittens being brought in can quickly overwhelm shelters and rescues.
In addition to providing a loving and permanent home for the kittens, the public can also support HHS by helping them Donate items such as B. high quality dry and wet cat food, certain milk substitutes for kittens, detergents and special diet dry cat food. You can also donate money to HHS, create a fundraiser, or create one Foster parents.
While these animals need willing families to take home, adoptive parents should carefully weigh the responsibilities before making this decision. Noisy American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsProblems with behavior, health, or unexpected size in adulthood account for 42% of newly housed cats and 47% of newly housed dogs.
HHS does an excellent job with their adoption questionnaires during the screening process, which cover a wide range of questions related to your personal life, budget, and pet ownership history. However, it is important to think about these questions in detail before committing to adoption.
Asking yourself the difficult “what if” questions and creating a detailed budget for your future pet can open your eyes to the realities of pet ownership.
According to financial bloggers, budget around $ 500 for adoption costs per pet. This includes the adoption fee (s), necessary materials such as food, litter and toys and of course visits to the vet. HHS neuter and neuter every pet before it can be adopted; However, if you adopt elsewhere, you may need to factor in these additional costs as well, an important procedure that can range from $ 50 to $ 500 per pet depending on gender and species. In addition, pet owners should budget an estimated $ 500 per year for their pet Per ongoing groceries, supplies, and pet insurance or medical fees.
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If you or someone you know is a current pet owner and homeless, HHS also offers free spay and neuter services.
By: Rebekah Harcrow