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Cobb to Waive Adoption Fee for Senior Cats

County Animal Control to continue policy through July 27.

Can it be that hearts are softening at the Cobb County Animal Control shelter? I hope so. Word came this week that the fee for senior cats, who don’t stand much of a chance for adoption anyway, but especially during kitten season, will be waived for two weeks. These seniors (7 years and older) are spayed/neutered, up to date on their shots, and have tested negative for the various feline viruses.

What an opportunity to adopt a friend and to support the shelter for stepping out of the norm to save lives. These wonderful animals have been abandoned for no reason of their doing; like the economy, and possibly because of it, they have fallen on hard times.

Contact me for more details (via ‘email the author’) if you are interested in adopting a senior cat. Please support the shelter for this act of kindness.

I've posted photos of three of the senior cats available at the shelter. There are more...come out and have a look.

If you, or someone you know is struggling to keep your pet, help is available. Contact Pet Buddies, a nonprofit organization specifically set up to help families keep their pets at home and out of the shelters.

Vet Tip of the Week 

Feline heartworm disease, transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, is treatable in dogs but is fatal in cats. Keeping kitty indoors will not protect it. The only sure protection is with a 30-day heartworm preventative obtained through your veterinarian.  

Symptoms include:

  • chronic respiratory disease (similar to asthma)
  • heart disease
  • sudden death 

Keep your feline friend protected from this deadly parasite. Talk to your veterinarian about feline heartworm prevention today.

Vicki Hammond July 16, 2011 at 07:50 PM
I was told after this article posted that the senior cat fee waiver ends July 27.
Brooke Stanchie July 18, 2011 at 03:01 PM
Are there any other fees involved in adopting an older cat? Where do you go to see the cats up for adoption?
Vicki Hammond July 18, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Brooke I just emailed you the info. No other fees for senior cats until July 27. I don't know how many are there at this time. It changes on a daily basis. Some cats get adopted and others get put to sleep to make room for more cats that have been turned in. You will need to go to the shelter...http://animalcontrol.cobbcountyga.gov/. I hope you find one to love. There are plenty of fabulous cats there.

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