For those unacquainted with the animal welfare sector, each spring thousands of unwanted, newborn kittens join the millions of abandoned cats already in rescue facilities across the country. For the Brevard Humane Society this means cute, cuddly kittens, including some of their moms, and all the mellow, older cats will all be available for adoption at one time. To help ensure older cats are not overlooked, and in honor of the American Humane Society’s Adopt-a-Cat Month, the Brevard Humane Society is offering a $25 special on cats older than one year during the month of June.
“We are now in the heart of ‘kitten season’ when there is a surge of adorable, adoptable kittens entering our Adoption Center that are already full with cats needing homes,” said Michelle Deaton, Foster Care Coordinator for the Brevard Humane Society. “With a goal of finding forever homes for over 200 homeless cats and kittens, we encourage anyone considering adopting their first cat or adding to their existing family to visit us.”
Photographs of the cats and kittens available for adoption through the Brevard Humane Society can be found directly online at: www.brevardhumanesociety.org. Their website is updated daily, but some pictures may not appear immediately, particularly with such an influx of animals entering at once. The fee to adopt a kitten from the Brevard Humane Society is $35. This fee is inclusive of a veterinary check, current vaccinations, and spay/neuter. In addition, most of the kittens have been hand-raised and cared for in foster homes making them very well socialized and litter box trained.
“We are extremely fortunate to have such wonderful people in our Foster Care program to help us with these loving animals. Last year, only 52 kittens were in foster homes during the month of May, and this year we have 146 currently in foster. Although our inaugural Kitten Shower was a success, raising nearly $2,000, along with other gifts and supplies for incoming kittens those resources have been depleted due to this year’s increased demand,” said Deaton.
Potential adopters are also encouraged to check the Brevard Humane Society’s Facebook page and/or visit their Adoption Center(s) in person at 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa or 155 Pioneer Road in Merritt Island for current availability. For learn more about the Brevard Humane Society’s Foster Care Program, please contact Michelle at 321.636.3343 ext. 219.