Cat Adoption Special Offered

RIVERSIDE – A special adoption rate starts is being offered now through Aug. 10 for all cats at Riverside County Animal Services’ four shelter locations.

The special adoption fee of $25 for all cats 4 months of age and older is offered as an incentive to raise more awareness about the hundreds of cats that need homes, said Frank Corvino, a deputy director who oversees shelter and field services.

“We’ve been doing great in the dog-saving business in the past several years, but we’re struggling to keep up with the abundance of homeless cats,” Corvino said.

Currently, there are more than 200 available cats in Riverside County’s shelter locations in Blythe, Jurupa Valley, San Jacinto and Thousand Palms.

The $25 adoption special runs until Aug. 10.

“We all need to recognize and do our part to help save more cats,” Corvino said. “That, of course, starts with more responsibility from our current cat owners. If a cat is unaltered that owner is contributing to the feline overpopulation problem. More cat owners need to get their pets spayed or neutered to help our community see fewer cats impounded at local shelters.”

All county shelter locations and hours of operation can be found by visiting www.rcdas.org.

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