Year of the Cat at Nevada Humane Society

February 28, 2014

2014 has officially been designated the Year of the Cat by Nevada Humane Society (NHS). Most of the 12,000+ animals coming through the NHS shelter annually are cats. Through the Year of the Cat, NHS hopes to raise awareness and find more homes than ever for cats in need.

Nevada Humane Society

“Cats can be a best friend to anyone. They offer love and affection when you need it or independence if you don’t. They provide warmth and comfort to your home, and require much less time than dogs do. More often than not they can fend for themselves,” said Kimberly Chandler Wade, Communications Manager at Nevada Humane Society. “Cats are a great companion for any age, any family, and any person. We hope that during the Year of the Cat you find it in your heart to fall in love with a feline friend!”

The Year of the Cat will run through December 31. Fees are waived on all cats over three years of age to encourage people to consider adopting an older pet. Cats over three are typically adopted less frequently than younger cats, so their stay at NHS may be longer than others. The Year of the Cat aims on bringing the focus to these particular felines, giving them the second chance they deserve at finding a home. Adoption fees for other pets will remain as usual. Every dog and cat is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, services normally costing over $240.

The Nevada Humane Society is located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno and is open Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 775-856-2000. Adopt a pet and help make Washoe County one of the safest communities for homeless animals.

Source: Nevada Humane Society press release.

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