Friday, September 12, 2014

CAT FRIDAY: SCRAPS waives cat adoption fees this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 4:38 PM

UPDATE: This Thursday, Sept. 18, SCRAPS announced it's continuing to offer cat adoption specials again this weekend, Sept. 19-21. The county-wide shelter reports on its Facebook page that more than 350 cats have come through its doors in the past two weeks. To help with overcrowding, SCRAPS is continuing to offer cat and kitten adoptions at no cost. Adopters who reside in Spokane city or county limits are only required to pay for a $15 pet license.

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is overrun with cats! While I'd personally love nothing more than to go there right meow and snuggle them all (it's been a rough week), these kitties all need homes. Throughout this summer — the height of kitten season — SCRAPS has taken in hundreds of cats, but all of its partner rescue groups are full. 

click to enlarge CAT FRIDAY: SCRAPS waives cat adoption fees this weekend
Izzy, a shy young female who came to the shelter after being trapped. Pet ID No. 6715.

Because SCRAPS is the contracted animal control agency for the City of Spokane and all of Spokane County, the organization takes in nearly all stray animals, in addition to owner-surrendered pets. While SCRAPS works hard to place animals with other shelters and rescues in the region, pet overpopulation makes saving every single life nearly impossible. What I'm trying to say here is that perfectly adoptable pets are euthanized in Spokane because there is simply no room for them. It's a hard truth to swallow.

To find homes for its overflowing kitty residents, this weekend SCRAPS is offering waived adoption fees for all cats — including kittens. Adoptees just have to pay for the $15 county animal license for their new friend, which comes home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

The special runs today, Sept. 12 (the shelter closes at 5:30) and Saturday, Sept. 13, and the shelter is open from 10 am-5 pm. SCRAPS is located at 6815 E. Trent, and its phone number is 477-2532.

Look at all these cute little cats just waiting for you to take them home! (The thumbnail image for this post is of Domino, a very friendly adult male. Pet ID N. 6956)

CAT FRIDAY: SCRAPS waives cat adoption fees this weekend
Buddha is a spayed adult female who's very calm and relaxed. Pet ID No. 6624.

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's Editor, and has been on staff since 2012. Her past roles at the paper include arts and culture editor, food editor and listings editor. She also currently serves as editor of the Inlander's yearly, glossy magazine, the Annual Manual. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident...