Maryland animal shelters will be offering free cat adoptions during kitten season, a time when shelters are overcrowded with homeless litters.
This is the first time different shelters in the state are teaming up, with a goal of getting more than 2,000 cats adopted throughout the month of July. Eighteen are participating in the initiative.
“We’re calling it the Maryland 2,000 because we have a really lofty goal and that’s to find homes for 2,000 of them, and it’s such a busy time for shelters across Maryland during the summer months, that’s when we receive most of the unwanted cats and kittens,” says Tina Regester, with the Maryland SPCA.
“A new pet, there’s expenses involved,” says Patty Quimby of the Talbot Humane Society. “Going for a wellness exam, buying new supplies, toys, beds, litter pans. All of that costs money, so waiving the fee helps new pet owners get a jump on all of those things.”
“We’re all dealing with the same issue, all want to find the guys some loving homes,” says Jennifer Brause, of BARCS.
If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, contact your local shelter.
CLICK HERE for a list of shelters participating in Maryland 2000.