$9, 9 Lives, 9 Days

Every day until Nov 18, 2012 at 12:00pm-7:00pm

PAWS

504 Main Ave., Norwalk

Adopt a cat 9months of age or older for $9

Everyone knows cats have nine lives, but none of them should be spent in a shelter.

The Pet Animal Welfare Society of Norwalk, CT (PAWS) has announced their participation in the “$9 for 9 Lives” program sponsored by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary of Utah.

For 9 days in November (Nov 10 through the 18th) you can adopt a cat 9months of age or older for $9. The event is designed to help adult cats findnew, loving homes to call their own as adult cats are often overlooked byadopters seeking to adopt kittens.

PAWS’regular adoption fee of $100 for cats will be reduced to $9 and all adopterswill receive a goody bag of items including food and toys to help your newfriend start off on the right paw.

When asked about the reduced fee, PAWS President Alexis Heydt stated, “We don’t feel that offering a reduced fee devalues the animal in any way. By participating in this special promotion we gain increased exposure for our fabulous felines and will get more cats placed into homes more quickly. It’s a win for all – adult cats get a new home faster and with the cold weather quickly approaching, we are able to open up space for other cats needing to come into the shelter.”

Thereare many benefits to adopting adult cats. You have a better sense of the cat’s personality, which is helpful in determining if the cat you select will be a good match for your household and lifestyle. They make wonderful companions for senior citizens and are often a better fit for homes with young children who may not understand how fragile kittens are. They are already litterbox trained and less rambunctious then young kittens.

PAWS currently has more than 70 adult cats available for adoption – everything from young adults who range in age from 9 months to a few years old as well as special needs and senior pets. All cats adopted under the “$9 for 9 Lives”program are already spayed or neutered, are current on their vaccines, have been tested for FIV/FeLV and are microchipped. Many of the cats currently at PAWS can be seen on PAWS’ website at: http://www.pawsct.org/catgallery.php.

All adopters are required to complete an adoption application prior to adopting andare encouraged to complete the application online at: http://www.pawsct.org/catapp.php.

PAWS, a registered non-profit organization, was founded in 1962 by Elizabeth “Betty” Long and is dedicated tofinding homes for adoptable dogs and cats and providing community resources andeducation throughout southern Fairfield County. Based in Norwalk, CT on MainSt, PAWS depends on their dedicated staff, volunteers, tax-deductible donationsand fundraiser proceeds to fulfill its mission.

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