Los Angeles has no shortage of stray cats, but during kitten season the numbers explode. Animal control and well-meaning passers-by take the little cats to animal shelters, but they are already bursting at the seams. Found Animals offers the twofer antidote.
Second Annual Summer Buddies House Cats Adoption Program
Found Animals understands that kitten season is nothing to laugh at in Los Angeles. Sure, kittens are some of the cutest creatures on the planet but when they overrun a neighborhood or off-ramp, they soon become health hazards and are in danger of being harmed or killed. Moreover, with the influx of coyotes seeking out food and water during the hot summer months, kitten season is especially dangerous for L.A. strays.
Sadly, even the animal shelters are dangerous turf for today’s kittens and cats. The venues are bursting at the seams with unwanted, abandoned and hurt animals; before long, entire litters of kittens are euthanized to make room for the next batches.
For these reasons, Found Animals is reviving its Summer Buddies twofer house cats adoption program.
Nuts and Bolts of the L.A. Summer Buddies Program
Now – until September 30th – Angelenos who adopt a cat from an animal shelter can receive a second cat at no charge. Found Animals will pay for the cost of the second animal adoption. L.A. cat lovers must commit to adopting both cats from the same shelter on the same day.
Participating animal shelters are the venues at 3201 Lacy Street in Los Angeles, 90031; 3621 11th Avenue (90018), 11361 West Pico Boulevard (90064), 14409 Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, 91405; 20655 Plummer Street in Chatsworth, 91311 and 957 North Gaffey Street in San Pedro, 90731.
Outside the coverage area of L.A. Animal Services, Found Animals also extends its twofer house cats Summer Buddies adoption promotion to L.A. County’s Animal Care venues. Locations include Agoura, Downey, Baldwin Park, Lancaster, Gardena and Castaic.
Creating Problems on the Backend?
Kitten season is an annually dreaded event by animal shelters but in an economy that has Angelenos losing jobs and homes at alarming rates, the problem of abandoned house cats is worse than ever. This of course raises the question – as posted by an NBC online reader — if the twofer cats adoption program may not create a new batch of unwanted feline companions in the future, when those who are now adopting two cats find out that they cannot afford their care or even maintain them.
That being said, it is also true that it at least gives the animals a fighting chance to get out of the shelter. Moreover, who is to say that someone adopting the house cats today won’t be able to find them a good home sometime down the line via a private adoption? So why not go ahead and check out a couple of cats at your local animal shelter … you know you want to!