Every summer, as the weather turns warm, the cat population explodes. And every summer, animal shelters are overrun with kittens. Currently, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington is receiving an average of 50 to 60 animals per day — most of them cats and kittens.
“Even with the expanded space of our new facility, there simply isn’t enough room for all these animals,” according to a statement from the Humane Society. “We have over 220 cats and kittens available for adoption in our facility, and over 120 more in foster homes waiting for space to open up.”
This week, the Human Society for Southwest Washington is hoping to find homes for these animals. This week, through Sept. 18, is “Make Us An Offer We Can’t Refuse” week. Anyone adopting a pet can decide what to pay to take home a cat or kitten who’s already been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.
“Name your own adoption fee, and we’ll take it,” said Lisa Feder, director of operations. “Whether it’s $5, $50 or $100 – you decide what you can afford.”
A cat license must be purchased at the time of adoption. Each cat must go home with a collar and carrier. The Humane Society carries these items in its retail store.
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It’s located at 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave.. For more information, call 360-693-4746 or visit http://www.southwesthumane.org.