Today is National Hug Your Cat Day. If you don’t have a cat, both the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) are having catty deals in honor of National Adopt a Cat month.
At the HSSA, cats 5 months and older will be free for the entire month of June. Cats will go to their forever home fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and ready to be cherished.
This promotion happens at the main shelter, both offsite PAWSH locations at Park Place and La Encantada, PETsMART at I-19/Irvington and PETsMART at River/Orange Grove.
Pima Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees for all adult cats for the entire month of June. Cats go home with a vaccination and a microchip. They’ll also be spayed or neutered, so adopters can feel confident new feline family members won’t be contributing to the overpopulation problem that causes pet overpopulation in the first place.
In Ancient Egypt, cats were revered as symbols of grace and poise. National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to put your cat on a pedestal and thank him or her for all those times he or she has curled up next to you after a long day. Studies have shown that hugs from animals can lower blood pressure and decrease stress.