It' s been an unusually long, cold and snowy winter. There is a great way to help you get over your cabin fever - add a pet to the family by taking advantage of one of several February Adoption Promotions. Nothing warms the heart and cheers you up more than a formerly homeless pet that just needs a second chance. Some shelters are even offering special February adoption promotions or free adoption on certain long term residents to help pets find a home. There are also some special adopt-a-thons as well.
The end of February marks the Academy Awards and the West Suburban Humane Society has decided to celebrate the whole month of February with a special cat adoption event - the A-Cat-emy Awards. During February all black, black and white and Tuxedo-like cats will be available for adoption for just $25.
Black cats usually have the hardest time finding a family for a variety of reasons and the shelter hopes this February adoption promotion will encourage more family's to consider adding a cat to the family.
Cats are either spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, dewormed and tested for FeLV and FIV. The shelter is located at 1901 West Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove.
February is Adopt-A-Rescued Rabbit Month and if your considering adding a furry bunny to the family, hop down to the Animal Care League in Oak Park to check out the wonderful Rabbits needing homes. They will be promoting Rabbit adoptions all month at the shelter and are holding a big Rabbit Adoption Event at PetCo at 7265 Lake Street in River Forest on Sunday, February 16 from noon until 4. Check out the rabbits and learn all you need to know about adding a rabbit to your family.
Feel the Love
The Anti-Cruelty Society is counting down the days until Valentine's Day by holding the Feel the Love CATpaign for the second year in a row. Through February 14, the adoption fee will be waived for the five cats that have been at The Anti-Cruelty Society the longest.
Most of the cats eligible for this February adoption promotion are more mature, may have special needs or just need the spotlight to shine in their direction.
Cats are either spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, dewormed and tested for FeLV and FIV. The Anti-Cruelty Society is at 510 North LaSalle in Chicago.
Worth the Wait
Some cats take a little longer to find their purr-fect forever home. Thanks to places like Tree House Humane Society, they have a safe haven until the right family walks in the door. During Valentine's week again this year, Tree House will be hosting their Worth The Wait Adopt-a-Thon and will waive adoption fees for any cats that have been looking for a home for more than a year or all cats over 10-years-old.
Cats are either spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, dewormed and tested for FeLV and FIV. Tree House's Uptown location is at 1212 West Carmen Street and the Bucktown branch is at 1629 North Ashland in Chicago.
Mutts, Meows and Mimosas
Stop by Chicago Party Animals for Mutts, Meows and Mimosas. The open house and adoption event from 11 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16 features 7 dog and cat rescues from around Chicago. It's a great time to learn about fostering or volunteering in other ways.
If you're looking to add a pet to your home, check out the pets available for adoption. There will be raffles, shopping for pet products and light appetizers and Mimosas too. First 25 guests have the chance to win a pet birthday party or $200 towards hosting a social event at CPA. Groups that will be at the event include: Tree House Humane Society, St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines, Gypsy Cats, Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue, A Dogs Day Rescue, Precious Pets Almost Home and Fur Angels.
National Adoption Weekend
PetSmart Charities will be getting into the February adoption promotion by celebrating all of Valentine's weekend with a National Adoption Weekend. All 1,300 store around the country will be hosting adoption events with over 2,00o partners February 14 through 16. Go online to find the PetSmart nearest you and to find out participating organizations. The event 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. PetSmart will be awarding $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during the event.
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