Shelter offers free cats with donation of a toy

“Roxie” is one of 29 cats currently listed as available for adoption through the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.

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The Fayetteville Animal Shelter will offer free cats through a new promotion aimed at finding homes for a large number of adoptable cats and kittens.

Officials said the normal cat and kitten adoption fee will be waived for any applicant who donates a cat toy to the shelter from now until Saturday, Oct. 4.

“We are still dealing with a large number of cats and kittens coming in and we want to see these awesome family pets in their forever homes,” said Joni Mosher, shelter programs administrator. “We are always running short on cat toys so we thought this would allow us to address two current needs at once.”

Mosher said the shelter also offers low cost spay and neuter services for Fayetteville residents who fall into federal low-to-moderate income guidelines.

“Based on your income we can get your pets fixed for $25 or possibly even free,” said Mosher.

Applications for the program can be found on the city’s website (download PDF) or at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, 1640 S. Armstrong Ave. Applicants must provide a photo ID and some sort of proof of income to qualify for the low cost spay and neuter program. Mosher said appointments usually occur within one to two weeks of the shelter receiving the application.

The shelter is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To see cats currently available for adoption, visit the city’s Petfinder page.