Adopt a Sophisticated Cat (6 years or older)
DENVER (June 10, 2010) Looking for a cat that’s “been around the litter box?” Throughout the summer months, the Dumb Friends League is waiving adoption fees for all sophisticated cats, 6 years or older. This adoption special is part of the League’s Cat Days of Summer campaign, in an effort to find homes for hundreds of homeless cats.
“We want to bring awareness to the benefits of adopting a cat and encourage more people to consider that option,” said Theresa Geary, Vice President of Operations at the Dumb Friends League. “Adult cats—particularly the more mature ones—tend to get overlooked and stay longer at our shelters than puppies, kittens and adult dogs.”
There are many benefits to adopting an older cat, including:
- Developed personality
- Low maintenance
- Calmer but still playful
- Hours of entertainment
- Companionship and unconditional love
- Excellent snuggle buddies
- Comfortable silences
- Loving support when times are tough
- Trainable – cats can learn to do tricks, too!
- Lower your blood pressure… they can make you healthier!
“These more experienced cats are really in their prime,” said Theresa Geary, Vice President of Operations at the Dumb Friends League. “Most cats live into their mid-to-late teens, so a cat that’s 6 years old or more will be able to provide many more years of fun and love.”
In addition to waiving the adoption fee, each cat adoption includes the following services: spay/neuter surgery, preliminary vaccinations, a microchip ID implant and registration, and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian. The adoption special takes place at both shelter locations—the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock.
To view pictures of adoptable cats and learn more about the Cat Days of Summer adoption specials at the Dumb Friends League, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.
About the Dumb Friends League
As the leading animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for 100 years. The Dumb Friends League has two shelter locations: 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock. For more information, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.