Fees lowered to adopt a cat

It’s that time of year and the Burlington County Animal Shelter is teeming with cats. Wacky kittens, adventuresome adolescents, captivating young adults, and mature comfort-seeker; cats of all ages and personality types await the perfect match-up. Such diversity could be overwhelming if it were not for the skilled adoption counselors on hand to help visitors discover their kindred spirits in feline form.

The Burlington County Freeholders have reduced the cat adoption fees at the Burlington County Animal Shelter to $20 as part of their Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month promotion to place more pets.

“Whether you’re looking for a fun, frisky kitten or a mellow, mature cat, you’ll find the perfect pet at our shelter,” Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien said. “We encourage people to visit and meet all the great cats we have at the shelter. They’re all looking for loving permanent homes.”

Over the last several weeks, the Shelter has seen a surge in cats and kittens. While this is typical for this time of year, the shelter is filled to capacity and needs to increase adoption to make room for new cats.

Companionship, health benefits, social interaction and devoted love are just a few of the benefits of having a cat. Cats also help promote family relationships and laughter, and act as a nonjudgmental audience and sounding board for millions of Americans every day.

The County Animal Shelter, located on Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton, has many kittens and cats to adopt for a reduced fee until July 31. The usual cat adoption fee is $45-$60 depending on the age of the cat.

Kittens too young to be spayed or neutered at the time of adoption may be brought back for the procedure at no charge.

The Burlington County Animal Shelter invites people to visit with the available cats and find the one that is right for them. Every shelter cat deserves a loving, permanent home. For more information on adopting an animal, call the Burlington County Animal Shelter at 609–265–5073.