If you ask the people who work at shelters, they would tell you that ANY month is a fine time to adopt a kitty.
But since June is officially designated as THE month, let’s explore our local options:
Angels of Assisi has many fine felines in residence, and they have stunning pictures to prove it. Professional photographer Vickie Holt donates her services to make the animals at Angels look their very best. Take a gander at these lovely photos.
The Roanoke Valley SPCA has many, many kittens and cats that are antsy to find their way into your heart and home. Not sure you want to make a commitment to one – or more- kitties at the moment? Give it a trial run by fostering a couple of littermates. We all know there is nothing in the world cuter than a box full of kittens. Visit the website for an application to become a foster family.
Need a customer service representative but a little too strapped for cash to add to your payroll? MasCATs are available and will work for kibble and a clean litter box. Contact Diane Novak and she can set you up with am extremely friendly kitty or two to live in your office or store, either permanently or as a foster. You may just make a love connection between your MasCat and a customer.
Got mice in your barn or warehouse? Novak can also supply you with a Barn Cat Buddy, a rodent-repelling technician who will, once acclimated to your surroundings, keep the rats at bay. Again, this green method of pest control requires only food and comfy potty facilities to be a reliable worker.
The Franklin County Humane Soceity’s Adoption Center is crawling with cuteness this time of year. You can have your pick of the litter in almost any color and texture of coat. Visit the little darlings in their kitty playroom on Route 220 just north of Rocky Mount.
Were you thinking an older, more mature kitty will fit better into your lifestyle? Take a look at the beauties living in the cattery at League for Animal Protection in Fincastle. These sweet cats, including Nutmeg here, are looking for a second chance at a happy home.
If you are thinking about adopting a cat, you will need supplies. For your convenience, you can adopt a cat from the Feline Education, Rescue and Adoption League (FERAL) at PetsMart in Valley View and shop for all the things you will need for your new cat all in one place. If you shop on the southside of town, you can find adoptable kitties from Angels and the RVSPCA at Petco in Towers Shopping Center.
We love photos here at the Wag, so if you do add a new purr to your home this month, please e-mail photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your story.