PAWS Humane launches Catapalooza this weekend. Adopt adult cats (1 year or older) for $5 on two weekends in October (Oct. 20-21, Oct. 27-28). Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. All cats at PAWS Humane are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, disease tested, microchipped, dewormed and come with a free month of pet insurance.
Learn more about PAWS Humane and see the adoptable cats at pawshumane.org.
When: PAWS is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
Cost: $5 to adopt adult cats
Where: 4900 Milgen Road, ¼ mile east of Warms Springs Connector and Cooper Creek Park
Information: 706-565-0035 and pawshumane.org
Wondering whether you should adopt an adult cat or a kitten? PAWS offers these reasons to choose an adult cat:
No surprises: When you adopt an adult cat, what you see is what you get. Any cat a year old and older has already developed their personality. While kittens may be adorable, you can never know exactly how big they will get, how their personality will develop, etc.
Cat for a cat: Looking for a pal for your current adult cat? Chances are he/she will get along much better with another adult than with a kitten. Kittens don't really care how much they annoy your cat where as an adult knows his/her boundaries.
Stress relief: No one wants to come home after a long day at work only to be harassed by a little kitten who wants to play. Wouldn't you rather turn on your favorite TV show and curl up? Then you need an adult cat!
Kitty for the kiddies: We all know our kids love kittens, and who doesn't? But kittens tend to play roughly (claws and all), while adult cats are more patient and gentle. The adoption counselors at PAWS can tell you which cats would do best with kids.
Need a vacation? Whether you work all day long or you want to hit the beach for the weekend, having an adult cat is perfect as they require less attention and supervision. That's not to say that they won't be ready to give you love when you come home!
and most importantly...
Adult cats end up at the shelter through no fault of their own-- Imagine what it would be like to be away from your loved ones, surrounded by other cats, confined, confused, and often times frightened. Unfortunately, most people are drawn toward the cute, big-eyed kittens, while the adult cats sit by and watch, as one family after another looks them over for a kitten. Choosing to adopt an adult cat is a way to say to a deserving animal that you believe they are worth it.
-- Courtesy Paws Humane