July 20, 2010 > Humane Society Silicon Valley to waive adult cat adoption fees
Humane Society Silicon Valley to waive adult cat adoption fees
Submitted By Laura Fulda
Photos By courtesy of Laura Fulda
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) has waived the adoption fee for all cats age one year or older. Beginning Saturday, July 17, HSSV's Home Homeward Bound Adoption Scholarship program will pay the $175 adoption fee for any cat age one year or older. The special will continue through Sunday, August 1.
"We're overflowing with cats and kittens and sound like one big meow zone these days," says Beth Ward, chief operating officer for HSSV. "While we do not have any trouble finding homes for the many kittens in our care, it is more challenging to find homes for our adult cats that are often overlooked by people who gravitate toward the cute and cuddly kittens."
The Homeward Bound Scholarship program, funded through donations, waives the adoption fee for long-term animal guests. "By highlighting our long-term pets and sponsoring their adoption fees, the Homeward Bound program shines a spotlight on these special animals and gives them a 'paw up' over the competition to win hearts and find a home," Ward says. "Due to the large volume of cats in our care, we decided to extend our Homeward Bound program to all cats one year or older.
The Homeward Bound Scholarship cat adoption special will be good at HSSV's two locations: Humane Society Silicon Valley's Animal Community Center, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas and HSSV's Satellite Adoption Center in PETCO, 500 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose. HSSV is open for adoptions Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The adoption hotline is (408) 262.2133 ext. 150. To view adoptable animals, visit www.hssv.org.