The numbers are in for the cats who have found their way out of the Greenville shelter and into loving homes. Both Greenville County Animal Care Services and Foster Paws have been successful in placing more than 145 cats and kittens, their Facebook pages reported September 3.
Greenville County Animal Care Services (GCACS) posted on their Facebook wall that more than 100 cats and kittens found adopters, fosters or rescues to get them out of the shelter.
Foster Paws is responsible for placing 45 cats and kittens into new homes during their three day event held at Petco this past weekend. The rescue was at the Woodruff Road location Saturday, Sunday and Monday offering the free cats and screening adopters.
This is great news, not just for the cats, but for the community. It shows how much people care about saving these death row cats. Those in the upstate rallied around GCACS during the two puppy mill raids over the summer.
Thankfully, there are quite a few cat lovers out there willing to either invest their time into helping place these homeless cats, or adopting one of their very own.
There are still a lot of cats needing out of the shelter. The urgent lists can be found here.
I'm unsure whether the cats whose deadline was 7 p.m. tonight are still available. I hope the shelter will have enough compassion to give those cats a few extra days to be picked for adoption. There's also a list of cats needing out by 7 p.m. September 4.
Any cats and kittens remaining at the shelter after their deadline are at risk of euthanasia.
This is a great opportunity for those wishing to add a new cat or kitten to the family. Cats and kittens are tested for FIV/FeLV, receive vaccinations, are micro-chipped and also spay/neutered. If the cat hasn't already received the surgery, an appointment will be made for it to be done. All of this is offered FREE in hopes a home can be found for every cat.
GCACS is located at 328 Furman Hall Road, and is open from 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Betty, who was spotlighted on this article for Examiner has been adopted. My thanks to whoever spoke up for her, because that sad face was breaking my heart.
To any other rescues who helped find cats a new home, I apologize if I failed to mention you. Feel free to add how many cats you saved under comments.