LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: A stray kitten poses for a photograph at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on August 18, 2009 in London, England. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is seeing a sharp rise in the number of cats requiring a home with 143 of the 145 shelter's pens full. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
If you have been thinking about adding a feline to the family this could be the "puurrr-fect" opportunity. The Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas is conducting a "kitty clean-out" at its shelter, hoping to find a slew of new homes for its more "senior" residents.
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, the shelter's goal is to place at least 20 adult cats in new homes in order to free-up space in anticipation of kitten season - you know, spring-time? And before you think you'd rather wait and get one of those cuddly, cute "babies" instead of an adult - think about it a minute or just say to yourself: "potty training."
The shelter is reducing the adoption fee by 50% to $50 - and, with their "Better with a Buddy" program you can adopt a second cat for just $25. As added value they'll even toss in a $25 gift card for the shelter's Thrift Shop so you buy a few kitty-contraptions or some feline-food and it's like getting that second "poody-tat" free of charge.
The event runs both days this weekend from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The shelter is located at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Call for more information: (760) 753-6413.