Wednesday, August 19, 2009

JPAS and LA/SPCA Reduce Cat Overpopulation

After almost a year we are bringing this site back to life. The HumidKitties are now resident in Cincinnati, Ohio where we no longer need dread seasonal evacuations. Of course, much like our Dad over at HumidCity we still like to stay involved with things back home in New Orleans. With that in mind we have decided to mark our return to the net by trying to help our poor cousins back home. See below.

-Jane, who is the one actually in charge....

Atlanta Humane Society and two local shelters partner to see more cats adopted.

The Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA) has entered into an agreement with the Atlanta Humane Society and the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter to transport 40 cats to increase their chances of adoption.

The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter is at capacity in their cat population. In order to alleviate some of the pressure the LA/SPCA will transport 20 of Jefferson’s adoptable cats to their shelter at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. There the cats will be spayed/neutered and micro chipped before being placed in adoption. The Atlanta Humane Society has graciously offered to accept 20 cats that have been spayed/neutered and micro chipped from the LA/SPCA in order to allow the cats the absolute best chance at being adopted.

“With this arrangement our cats are more likely to get adopted simply because more people will get a chance to see them, and it will give us the space to help the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter,” Says Ana Zorrilla, CEO of the LA/SPCA, “We are grateful to the Atlanta Humane Society for accepting these cats as we know they too are seeing surges in their cat population.”

Adult cats are usually the last to get adopted behind puppies, kittens, and adult dogs. In the summer cats are more likely to breed; therefore, shelters usually see an increase in the cats up for adoption. The cats to be transported will leave the LA/SPCA campus on Wednesday August 19.

The LA/SPCA is open for adoptions Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm – 4pm. The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter is open for adoptions Monday – Friday 9am-4:30pm and Saturday 10am-2:30pm.

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an organization devoted to improving the lives of animals and eliminating the homelessness, neglect and abuses that signal animal suffering. Chartered in 1888, our history has been paved with an understanding that only through an improved human-animal ethic can we better the lives of companion animals and that of our community. Our programs and services are infused with the highest standards of care and compassion.

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