SEAACA: Buy one cat, get one free

DOWNEY - In one final push to place cats into homes this summer, SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority) is offering a 2-for-1 deal where adopters can take home two cats for only $25.The reduced fee includes spaying and neutering, first set of vaccinations, de-worming and a microchip. SEAACA normally reduces adoption rates for felines during the summer. The 2-for-1 deal is sponsored by the Found Animals Foundation out of Los Angeles. "This is essentially an adopt one get one free program running concurrently with our in-house summer program," said Dan Morrison, executive director for SEAACA. "Adopters can bring two cats into their family, with all the bells and whistles, for only $25." Morrison said reduced rates helps SEAACA place more cats in adoptive homes during the summer. "We haven't officially tallied the results thus far, but we know that cat adoptions went from single digit to double digit totals on an almost daily basis this summer," he said. Last month, SEAACA placed 175 cats in homes, compared to 130 in July 2008. The reduced rates are scheduled to expire Aug. 29.

********** Published: August 21, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 18