Free Cat Friday returns to Fayetteville Animal Shelter on Aug. 12

Radar is a Domestic Short Hair kitten available for adoption from the city’s animal shelter.


Anyone considering adopting a cat should head to the Fayetteville animal shelter on Aug. 12 for the sixth annual Free Cat Friday promotion.

The event, which aims to empty out some cages at the shelter, offers residents a chance to bring home a new pet with no adoption fees. All available cats and kittens will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated, prior to going to their new homes.

Justine Lentz, the city’s animal services superintendent said summer can be a slow time of year for adoptions, and with the facility currently under construction, space is very limited right now.

Lentz said there are over 30 cats and kittens available. Shelter staff is encouraging people to fill out adoption applications in advance so the applications can be approved before the event. Applications can be downloaded at or picked up at the shelter, located at 1640 S. Armstrong Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 479-444-3455. To view adoptable animals, visit