Tucson Tails: Too Many Catsby Karyn Zoldan on Sep. 20, 2013, under Adopt Me! Adopt Me! Adopt Me!, Cats Meow, Feline Fun
from the press release
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is still filling up with pets, especially kittens, despite the fall season. The HSSA will not be accepting any cats until further notice due to the shelter reaching full capacity.
It is important that each animal is sufficiently provided for and each pet gets the proper attention needed while maintaining a suitable space for the animal. Therefore, HSSA will be limiting its cat intake through Sunday, Sept. 22.
“It’s a heartbreaking thing to see. There are cats and litters of kittens coming in daily. It’s imperative we care for our existing cat population until each feline is happily adopted. We are doing the best we can,” said Samantha Esquivel, HSSA Public Relations Lead.
If cat owners are thinking about relinquishing cats or kittens, you are encouraged to keep your pets until more space becomes available. If you are experiencing a behavior or temperament issue with your cat you are encouraged to call the HSSA to provide helpful alternatives before relinquishing your pet. If all options have been exhausted, contact Pima Animal Care Center at 520-243-5900.
Because of the abundance of felines, the HSSA is running a special: all adult cats are $10; kittens are $75 for one, or 2 for $100, through the end of the month.
Also, through Sept. 22, select dogs can be adopted for $25, plus $16 licensing. Both specials will continue through the end of the month at the main shelter located at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd and all offsite locations.