Fayetteville Animal Shelter to offer free cats on June 17

In honor of “Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat-Month,” the Fayetteville Animal Shelter will waive the adoption fees for all cats and kittens on Friday, June 17.

Shelter officials said summer is a time of the year when homeless animals overwhelm the shelter and they’re hoping to empty some cages for the scores of animals that need to come in.

“It is definitely crunch time at the Shelter right now” said Justine Middleton, Animal Services Superintendent. “Every day we are faced with the challenge of large amounts of incoming homeless animals and we are trying to make it as easy as we can on potential adopters to open their hearts and their homes to a new pet.”

Middleton said that while the shelter does use many foster homes, it simply cannot keep up with the high number of kittens and adult cats that come through its doors each day.

Friday will mark the shelter’s first ever “Free Cat Friday” event. All of the available cats and kittens will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready to go to their new home. The shelter will open at 10 a.m. and all cats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. In other words, get there early.

“We would love to have an empty cat adoption room at the end of the day on Friday, so please come visit us,” said Middleton.

Those wishing to adopt are encouraged to fill out an adoption applications in advance so that shelter staff has time to get the application approved before the event. Applications can be picked up at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter which is located at 1640 S. Armstrong Avenue in Fayetteville or on the city’s website at accessfayetteville.org.