Cat adoptions discounted to $9

DOWNEY - Now through the end of August, the cost to adopt an adult cat at a Downey animal shelter is only $9.All cats will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and implanted with a microchip. The promotion is sponsored by the Found Animals Foundation and was launched with the summertime kitten season fast approaching. Adult cats are defined as those nine months and older. "Our adult cats have a difficult time finding new homes, especially in the middle of kitten season," said Marcia Mayeda, director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. "We are excited and hopeful to see our adult cat adoption rate rise. Adult cats are generally low maintenance and make wonderful pets." Animal control officials also pointed out that adult cats are more independent and do not require constant attention, making them ideal for employed, active and busy owners. With an adult cat, owners also have an accurate idea of the cat's full grown size and temperament. For more information about the summer promotion, stop by the county animal shelter on Garfield Avenue or the SEAACA shelter in Downey or go online to

********** Published: June 07, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 08