The Inn is Almost Full
Albuquerque, NM – The Cattery at the Animal Welfare Department is nearly full. Last weekend we received one hundred and twenty-one (121) cats. Animal Welfare’s ability to house and care for such a large number of cats is approaching capacity, and we are in need of assistance.
The cat population has exceeded the five-hundred (500) mark, and while our cat adoptions are up 23 percent, as compared to this same time frame last year for the month of September, cats have come in at a higher-than-normal rate. In the month of September alone, an average of 35 cats per day was brought into our shelters. This new daily average for the month of September is greater than the average daily intake for the past year by 8 animals. This upward trend pushed even higher in the last week of September reaching an average daily intake high of 38 animals. The message we want to emphasize is that while we endeavor to adopt out every animal we take in, we also would ask that the public act responsibly by participating in our spay-neuter program at Animal Welfare, or in other programs supported by other animal facilities of their choice. Failure to spay or neuter pets brings uncertainty in the lives of these wonderful animals.
Animal Welfare is asking the members of the community to open their hearts and homes by adopting one or two of these wonderful felines today. During the entire month of October, adoption fees for cats will be half the usual price. Each adoption will include spaying or neutering, all vaccinations required by law, and a microchip.