Roanoke Valley SPCA reaches ‘cat-pacity,’ waives certain adoption fees for the weekend

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Looking for a new fluffy friend? The Roanoke Valley SPCA has officially reached full “cat-pacity” and is ready to waive adoption fees this weekend for cats who are six months or older.

On Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, the Roanoke Valley SPCA says adopters can donate a bag of cat food or kitty litter — at least 14 pounds — instead of paying the usual adoption fee.

“All of our cat condos are currently full,” said Denise Hayes, CEO of the Roanoke Valley SPCA. “Our hope is to find loving homes for all of the cats currently in our care so that we can provide temporary shelter for more homeless and unwanted cats in our community.”

“Whether it’s from us or from somebody else, adopt cats now and then if you adopt from us we can pull from other shelters that are overrun or the municipal pound that’s overrun right now and get more pets into those loving homes”

Julie Rickmond – Marketing and Communications Manager – Roanoke Valley SPCA

Adoptions reportedly include spaying/neutering, microchipping, vaccinating, and FeLV testing.

However, based on the CDC and WHO’s social distancing guidance, the Roanoke Valley SPCA says people interested in adopting a cat or dog are required to download and complete an adoption application online and book an appointment to meet a particular pet.

Appointments are available between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday on a first come, first serve basis, according to the shelter.

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