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Money Won’t Buy Happiness, But Maybe A New Cat Will Make You Smile

Diamond is chatty and a good kisser, but she was living in the rough until she was rescued. She needs a home.
Diamond is chatty and a good kisser, but she was living in the rough until she was rescued. She needs a home.

In celebration of June as National Adopt a Cat Month, on Saturday, June 12th , the Oswego County Humane Society will hold its ‘Money Won’t Buy Happiness Adoption Day’ from 11 am to 2 pm at the Tractor Supply Company, Route 104 East, Oswego. To encourage grown up adoptions, the Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all adult cats (one year or older) for the whole month of June. “Many of our kittens spend only a few weeks in foster care before we can find them a home, but for our older cats, the process sometimes takes months. And that’s a shame because these young but grown-up cats are all well socialized and we know what their personalities are like. There’s no guessing and ending up with a shy reserved cat when you wanted a good kisser, or vice versa,” says Karen Hoffman, President of the Humane Society. “Plus, we like to think that people who are interested in adopting a cat really are ‘grown ups’ themselves and understand the importance of giving homes to ‘grown ups’ so that other cats and kittens can have a chance too.”

These cats (and kittens) of all colors, ages and sizes will be at the adoption day hoping to find new homes. There will probably also be some older 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 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; the $50 fee for older cats waived; and $150 for puppies and varying amounts for older dogs depending on breed and size. Such 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.

All of these animals have been rescued by the Humane Society, sometimes from horrendous 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 Society’s web site at www.oswegohumane.org . For more information, call the Oswego County Humane Society at 315-207-1070.