On Saturday, April 10th, the Oswego County Humane Society will hold its â€œApril Showersâ€“Because Itâ€™s Raining Cats and Dogsâ€ Adoption Day at the Tractor Supply Company, on Route 104 East, in Oswego, from 11 am to 2 pm.
â€œWe are looking for people to adopt some of our grown up cats and dogs at this Adoption Dayâ€ says Karen Hoffman, President of the Humane Society. â€œGrown up pets are so much more interesting than babies. They have distinct personalities, so you know what you are getting; they are well socialized and used to being in houses with regular people, so they settle in, and let you know right away how to wait on them and what toys to buy. Itâ€™s like adopting a human at the age of a young adult and never having to go through the teenage years.â€
Many cats and a few kittens of all colors, ages and sizes will be at the adoption day and there will probably also be some dogs available. Prospective owners will have the opportunity to choose and pick up their new pet after references have been checked. Those adopters who are interested in going home the same day with one of these pets should bring veterinary references and, if they are renters, bring written consent from their landlord in order to take the pet home. They should also bring a sturdy cat carrier. The adoption fee is $75 for kittens, $50 for older cats, and varying amounts for older dogs depending on breed and size.
As a special promotion to find homes for older cats, the second adoption fee for a second cat over the age of six months will be only half of the regular fee. Many of the older cats have been living together in foster care, so ti is possible to adopt two friends at the same time.
Adoption fees cover a portion of the veterinary expenses that the Humane Society incurs. All animals have been spayed or neutered (babies will be spayed or neutered before they are released for final adoption) and each animal is current with shots and has also been checked for ear mites and parasites. Cats and kittens all have also been tested for feline leukemia and are litter trained and dogs have been tested for heart worm.
Potential adopters who would like to go home with a new pet the same day should bring a letter of reference from their veterinarian and, if they are renters, written permission from their landlord. All of these animals have been rescued by the Humane Society, sometimes from difficult conditions. They are now living in private foster homes and are therefore well socialized. Foster families have the opportunity to report how well they get along with other cats, dogs and children. Pictures and more information can be located at the Humane Societyâ€™s web site at www.oswegohumane.org. For more information, call the Oswego County Humane Society at 315-207-1070.