Creative cat campaigns aim to rescue more cats

Our long, cold winter may have frozen out a lot of things around Chicago, but it didn’t put a damper on kitten season. Shelters and rescues are overflowing with cuddly kittens and also seeing an influx of abandoned cats needing a second chance at a happy ending. So, groups from the city to the suburbs have come up with some creative cat campaigns to help more cats find homes.

Fluffy Shades of Gray

Gucci and Princess are part of the Fluffy Shades of Gray campaign.

Gucci and Princess are part of the Fluffy Shades of Gray campaign.

Dupage County Animal Care and Control is celebrating an overabundance of gray and gray/white cats with their very special campaign – Fluffy Shades of Gray. For a limited time, DCACC is adopting out all adult cats – not just the gray ones – for $3. That includes all the cats at the shelter and their satellite adoption locations.

The past several years, DCACC has had a lot of success with their creative cat campaigns. In fact, last year, the open access shelter managed to save all the adoptable pets that came through their doors. The group reach zero euthanasia for space, meaning that no adoptable pet was euthanized for space.

One for the PurrFect One

Creative cat campaigns are not limited to just the suburbs. In Chicago, there’s a large adoption weekend featuring three of the city’s oldest shelters that have put a whole new twist on the concept of dollar days by offering cats for adoption for just a buck.

10288710_10152958358168012_3143994394808561331_nThe Anti-Cruelty Society, Tree House Humane Society and Felines & Canines are joining forces from Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13 for One for the Purrfect One. This is the second straight year the three groups have joined forces for a big cat-focused adoption weekend.

In Chicago, the number of homeless cats far outnumbers dogs. All three groups are hoping that the campaigns get more people interested in adding a cat or kitten to the family to help move those numbers in a positive direction.

ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge

The Anti-Cruelty Society is representing Illinois in the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge. The goal is for the shelter to adopt out at least 300 more pets than last year with the winning shelter taking home the grand prize of $100,000. Learn more here.

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