Metro Drops Adult Cat Adoption Fees To $5 - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Metro Drops Adult Cat Adoption Fees To $5

Posted: Updated:
Gindy, age 2, is a female tabby domestic short hair cat. She is available for adoption at the Metro Animal Care and Control shelter. Gindy, age 2, is a female tabby domestic short hair cat. She is available for adoption at the Metro Animal Care and Control shelter.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro animal control has announced a temporary reduction in feline adoption fees to help alleviate a surge in adult cats and kittens in the system.

The fee for adopting adult cats has been reduced from $60 to $5, beginning July and continuing for 90 days. The reduced price has been applied to the adoption of cats age one or older.

Animal control director Judy Ladebauche said adult cats tend to be overlooked because of the high number of kittens coming into the shelter.

"We encourage interested, loving and responsible families and individuals to take advantage of this special promotion and adopt an adult cat into their family," said Ladebauche.

The fee reduction was introduced to help encourage the adoption of older cats and to address a season surge in cats at the shelter.

Officials were also hoping to learn the impact of the reduced fee.

All the animals made available to adoption have been checked by veterinarians, spayed or neutered and given current vaccinations.

The reduced fee was part of an overall effort in recent months to increase adoptions. Officials have also reduced the fees charges to animal rescue organizations, made puppies available based on behavior and health rather than specific breed, and using the web site Petfinder.com to help people see what animals are available at the shelter.

Anyone interested in adopting an adult cat or any other animal should visit Metro Animal Care and Control at 5125 Harding Place. The shelter is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit Petfinder.com to see animals available for adoption, including Gindy, the tabby-short haired cat pictured. 

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 NewsChannel 5 (WTVF-TV) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.