For Immediate Release
June 6, 2016
Contact: Justine Lentz
Animal Services Superintendent
Fayetteville Animal Services Celebrates National Adopt A Shelter Cat in June
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — June is national “Adopt a Shelter Cat” month and Fayetteville Animal Services is celebrating in a big way! Throughout the month of June, all cats age one year and older will have their adoption fee completely waived and kittens will have a $10 adoption fee. Any cat or kitten adopted will be spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, feline leukemia tested and microchipped. “We are currently doing construction in our adoptable cat area, so we are encouraging our community to open their hearts and homes to a new feline this month,” said Animal Services Superintendent, Justine Lentz. The shelter is currently in the process of adding two free roaming cat areas to increase their capacity for felines and to improve the quality of their stay in the shelter.
But it’s not just potential adopters that Animal Services is looking to help during the month of June – free spay/neuter services are being offered to any Fayetteville resident who meets the income guidelines set forth by 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 get an appointment for your cat, come to the shelter located at 1640 S. Armstrong Avenue in Fayetteville, and bring a photo ID, and some sort of proof of income. “The staff will set up the surgery appointment for you and even provide a cardboard cat carrier, if needed.” Lentz continued.
Felines are the most common pets in America, edging out dogs by a whisker! Not only are they great companions, studies have shown that they can decrease stress levels and improve your sleeping habits. To learn more about the adoption process and view adoptable pets, visit this webpage. The Lib Horn Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.