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The following article was posted on June 10th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 14 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 14

Community Corner: Come to Catapalooza!

BY AMY ASMAN


MEET CROOKS
Crooks is one of the cats up for a discounted adoption as part of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society’s Catapalooza event on June 14.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SMVHS.ORG

Every year, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society celebrates American Humane Association’s national Adopt-a-Cat Month with a special promotion on felines. During the spring and summer months, area shelters take in hundreds of cats and kittens, making this the perfect time of year to promote adoptions.

To encourage a large number of cat adoptions, the shelter is holding its first-ever Catapalooza event on Saturday, June 14, at which cat adoptions will cost only $10. The public is invited to come meet the cats at 1687 W. Stowell Road in Santa Maria any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. People interested in adopting should plan to arrive before 2:30 p.m. to ensure time is available to choose their new cat and complete the adoption process.

“Please come … to our ‘cat village,’ enjoy some refreshments, and adopt your next best friend,” Jill Tucker, the shelter’s executive director, said in a press release. “All SMVHS animals come spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, making adoption by far the most affordable means of acquiring a wonderful new pet.”

SMVHS has a great selection of cats available for adoption in its brand new cattery and many waiting to come in as space becomes available.

“As the entire Central Coast continues to struggle with the overpopulation of cats, SMVHS strongly encourages the public to have their cats spayed and neutered. SMVHS offers low cost spay/neuter services in their clinic 5 days per week,” the press release said.

To schedule an appointment or to inquire about the adoptable animals, call 349-3435 or visit the facility at 1687 W. Stowell Road in Santa Maria. Adoptable animals can be seen online at SMVHS.org.

 

Managing Editor Amy Asman compiled this week’s Community Corner. Information should be sent to the Sun via mail, email, or fax.