Cleveland For A No Kill City Hosts Pet Adoptions Saturday

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cleveland for a No Kill City will be holding an Adoption Day for dogs and cats on death row at Cleveland Animal Control on Saturday. The Adoption Day will be at Jordan's BBQ, 910 Stuart Road NE in Cleveland, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dogs, cats, kittens and puppies will be available for adoption. The adoption fee is $50 and includes spay/neuter, first set of vaccinations and de-worm.  

Cleveland for a No Kill City put out a plea to the community on Sunday. Kennels were full and the activists feared that if animals didn't get out of animal control on Monday, dogs and cats would be killed because of over-crowding.  

The community responded and enough animals were adopted. However, the number of animals at Cleveland Animal Control remains at capacity due to the number of owner surrenders during the week.  

Since the inception of Cleveland for a No Kill City in June, fewer and fewer adoptable pets have been killed at Cleveland Animal Control. In the last couple months, few to no animals have died at the pound because of overcrowding. Cleveland for a No Kill City is asking the community to help us keep it that way and come out Saturday and adopt a furry family member. 

If you can't make it to the Adoption Day on Saturday, visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/clevelandforanokillcity and follow instructions there to adopt a pet. Participants don't have to have a Facebook account to access the page. For more information, call Cleveland for a No Kill City at 464-6070 or email clevelandforanokillcity@gmail.com.

Animal control is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday for adoptions, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Animal control is located at 360 Hill St. SE. 

Sponsorships of adoption fees also save lives and can be made to three funds at animal control: adoption sponsorship, barn cat sponsorship or wounded/sick animals sponsorship.

The number of cats awaiting homes at animal control is growing. A working group of Cleveland for a No Kill City is working to find barns where landowners are willing to allow less socialized and feral cats to be placed after they are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. In return for a roof over their heads and a bowl of cat chow each day, these cats will provide environmentally-friendly, non-toxic rodent control. To recommend an outbuilding, shed or barn that could accommodate cats, contact Cleveland for a No Kill City. There is no adoption fee for cats placed through the barn cat working group.

Cleveland for a No Kill City is working to put in place the 11 steps in the No Kill Equation. These 11 steps will reduce the numbers of animals going into animal control and help facilitate different methods for getting animals out of the pound and into loving families. In the meantime, the group of grassroots activists has driven the numbers of animals killed at animal control to an all-time low through an aggressive adoption program. 


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