Animals in Distress animal shelter, behind the town hall annex at 238 Danbury Road, will participate in NBC Connecticut’s Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 1 to 4. For the event, the shelter will offer reduced adoption fees of $60 for adult cats and $75 for kittens.
The shelter has adult cats — some have been waiting for more than two years — and many kittens. Some “goodies” will also be available.
The shelter is posting photos of its cats and kittens on its Facebook page and adoption applications may be downloaded, filled out and brought in on Saturday. The adoption process may also be initiated on Saturday.
The shelter’s mission is to provide a safe haven at all times, rescue and place stray or abandoned felines in loving homes. Cats who are truly in distress are the first priority. When there is room, the shelter also takes in cats from individuals who no longer want or can be responsible for their feline companion.
In either case, unless the animal’s medical history is known and documented, new additions are brought to a veterinarian for FIV and feline leukemia testing, rabies, distemper vaccinations, and when necessary — spaying or neutering procedures. The shelter will also offer assistance to those who need it with spaying or neutering services.