Cat adoptions are typically paced slower than dog adoptions but in the case of the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, they nearly stand “paw to paw” in successful adoption rates. Adoptions of cats and kittens showcased at the Petco store in Rolling Acres Plaza are going strong entering their third year and recently their 100th cat adoption of 2018 was celebrated to the pleasant surprise of their unsuspecting adopter.
On Wednesday, November 14th, adopter Chantelle Hansen came in to finalize her adoption of Kiana, a stunning one year old longhaired black cat. Kiana was part of the no-kill shelter’s November black cat reduced fee adoption promotion. But Chantelle soon learned of the even greater reason to celebrate the day; when HS/SPCA Adoption Outreach Coordinator Gloria Litman and Petco Store Manager Melissa Joseph surprised her with a special gift basket filled with feline favorites for her new furry family member.
“We’re grateful to Petco for its continued partnership and special events throughout the years” commented Joseph Sprague, HS/SPCA Executive Director. “Showcasing our cats here year-round and including the dogs in their national adoption events bring another level of interaction with the community who may not travel to our shelter in Lake Panasoffkee. Our community here gets to interact with so many of our great animals ready to find a loving home and learn about the work we do.” The HS/SPCA has a team of approx. 20 dedicated volunteers who receive applications, keep the cat housing area clean and enriched twice each day year-round.
The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill shelter helping animals in need throughout Sumter County, Florida. Donations directly help to cover the cost of saving, treating and caring for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Learn more about the HS/SPCA at hsspca.org, 352-793-9117, on Facebook or at the shelter located at 994 CR 529A, in Lake Panasoffkee, Office open: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-4:00pm. Kennel Pet Viewing: Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-3:30pm. Visitors are always welcome!