June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, and to celebrate the Lib Horn Animal Shelter in Fayetteville is offering free adoptions of cats ages one year and older. Adoption fees for kittens will be reduced to $10 as part of the promotion.
All cats will be microchipped, spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia, and will have current vaccinations.
Officials are currently working to add two free-roaming feline areas to the shelter in an effort to increase capacity and quality of life for cats during their stay at the shelter.
Justine Lentz, the city’s animal services superintendent, said she hopes the promotion will help keep the shelter less crowded during construction of the new facilities.
The shelter is also offering free spay and neuter services in June for low-income residents who meet certain guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“The normal fee for this program is $25 but we really want to help citizens by making the services accessible and to make preventing unwanted litters a priority,” Lentz said.
To set up an appointment for spaying or neutering a cat, bring a photo ID and some sort of proof of income to the shelter at 1640 S. Armstrong Ave. Lentz said shelter staff will schedule the surgery and will provide a free cardboard cat carrier if necessary.
To view adoptable pets at the shelter, visit fayetteville-ar.gov. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.