Animal shelter’s second annual Free Cat Friday event set for July 20

Princess is one of many cats available for adoption through the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.

Courtesy photo

The Fayetteville Animal Shelter’s second annual Free Cat Friday event is set for this Friday, July 20.

Last year’s event found homes for over 60 cats, and shelter officials are hoping for similar success this summer.

“It is definitely our busiest time at the shelter right now, especially for cats,” said Justine Middleton, the city’s animal services superintendent. “Every day we are faced with the challenge of large amounts of incoming homeless pets, 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 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.

All of the available cats and kittens will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated, prior to going to their new home. The shelter will open at 10 a.m. Friday, and all the cats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. As a result, shelter staff recommend that adopters get there early.

Also, anyone interested in adopting a cat is encouraged to fill out an adoption application in advance to allow the staff time to get the application approved before the event. Applications may be picked up at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, 1640 S. Armstrong Ave., or on the city’s website (PDF download here).

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Fayetteville Animal Shelter

Address: 1640 S. Armstrong Ave., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Phone: 479-444-3456
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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