As of right how there are 296 cats and kittens at Greenville County Animal Care Services who have until 9/3 and 9/4 to be out of the shelter. All local rescues are full, beyond full, overflowing with kittens and cats. The ones at the shelter need foster homes, adopters or out of state rescues.
An update on August 30 is now available on their Facebook Greenville County Pet Rescue adoption page stating
"Great news & Update! Free Love at Animal Care! For those of you how haven't heard, cats/kittens adopted/rescued next week (Sept. 3-6) are free and so is the spay/neuter if they are not already altered! Once you select your cat for rescue/adoption, we can schedule your surgery! Please tell all your friends about our felines and this great opportunity."
Since the shelter has been closed for disinfecting until September 3, those wishing to help a cat must do this by checking their Urgent Cat lists. Here are the links for those of you wishing to adopt, foster or rescue.
Only staff members are allowed in the shelter until it reopens on September 3. The illnesses the shelter is disinfecting for can be carried home on shoes, so no one except for the staff is allowed in the shelter until it reopens.
Even if you're not ready for the full-time forever having a cat in the house, you can help out by fostering a few of these beauties. It's a great way to find out whether you REALLY want a feline companion for the next 20 years.
What you'll be doing is freeing up a cage for the never ending supply of cats brought into the shelter. You get to keep the cat/kitten until a rescue or the GCACS adoption floor has an opening.
So take a look at those up for adoption. If you see a cat you want to adopt, email the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Under subject enter "ADOPT- Cats name- ID number." These can all be found on the photo pages on their Facebook page.
The shelter will acknowledge you want that cat/cats, and a time set up for you to come to the shelter to pick up the cat.
Cats will be tested for FIV/FeLV, given their vaccinations, microchipped and a spay/neuter appointment will be set up at the time you pick up your new family member. .
If you live out of state, there are many transport options available. Don't let distance keep you from adopting one of these beautiful cats. The above email for the shelter can put you in touch with those who transport cats.
Please share this article with friends, including rescues and crossposters. We need to get the word out to as many as possible so no cats have to be euthanized for lack of a home.