Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick and the Lincoln County Animal Shelter announced on Friday, Oct. 14 that the shelters are waiving adult-cat adoption fees for the remainder of October in an effort to make room for additional cats rescued from southern states recently affected by Hurricane Matthew. The adoption-promotion program is called Fall for a Feline. Adult cats age one year and older are free to adopt; they have been spayed/neutered, and are up to date on vaccinations.
Shelters from Florida to the Carolinas are accepting increased numbers of stray dogs and cats after the hurricane. To assist the bursting shelters, the Brunswick and Lincoln County shelters will be taking in stray cats that were in these shelters before the storm hit so they can help displaced and lost pets.
“No one suffers more than the animals when a disaster hits,” said Joe Montisano, executive director of Coastal Humane Society. “Often large numbers of cats and dogs are lost or abandoned and left to fend for themselves.”
The two shelters will accept up to 10 cats in their initial rescue and they expect to take in more as clean-up efforts continue in the South.
“As part of the global community, CHS and LCAS want to do what we can to help,” Montisano said. “We hope our local community will help us make room for these cats by taking home one of our cats currently up for adoption. We have many, many wonderful cats available right now, and all cats deserve a forever home and a second chance.”
Adoption hours are posted on coastalhumanesociety.org and lcasmaine.org. Pictures of adoptable pets are available online.