Right now is a great time to act on a thought of adopting a kitten or dog. The Niagara County SPCA is having a two-week promotion to try and find the furry friends a home.
To adopt a cat or dog there are a few options. In order to waive the adoption fee a person needs to either: donate 14lb bag of Purina Kitten Chow, 12 cans of Fancy Feast Pate Kitten Food, a six or 12oz can of PetAg Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR), an extra large black kong for dogs, or a $20 donation.
"This is a way to help us clear our shelters, bring in shelter needs, but also help provide for the ones that still need us," said Lauren Zaninovich, the Shelter Manager for the Niagara County SPCA.
Zaninovich adds the shelter is more full this year than other years by about 100 kittens.
"There is a large over population of felines...canines as well but mostly felines in Niagara County," Zaninovich said. "That is strictly due to outdoor cats and people not having pets that are spayed or neutered."
People can drop off the specific kitten supplies or the monetary donation at any of these five locations until July 28th.
Niagara County SPCA
PetCo (Niagara Falls)
Blackwinds (Niagara Falls and Tonawanda locations)
Spiritually Rooted (North Tonawanda)
At these locations, standard adoption rules apply where a person must show a proper form of ID (license, passport, etc.) and proof of residency. Zaninovich suggests for people that rent homes, to check in with their landlord first to make sure they can have a pet in their home.