Good Mews Animal Foundation, a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter in Marietta, is encouraging adopters to take advantage of their “two-fur-one” adoption special throughout the month of February.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, bonded/mandatory pairs of adoptable cats will be available for a special “love bird” rate of $114 for the pair. Adopters may also pick any two cats for the special adoption fee of $125 for the pair. Each adopted pair will come with their own fabulous goody bag.
Here is information from the Good Mews website about “bonded pairs”:
Good Mews often receives pairs of cats that have lived in a home together their whole lives and are very bonded. Other times, a cat that comes to the shelter by itself makes friends with another cat at the shelter, and they constantly play and nap together. Cats bond with each other just as humans bond with other humans. We at Good Mews would not dream of separating cats that are highly bonded. Separating them for adoption can result in depression, and lead to physical or behavioral problems.
There are so many benefits in adopting bonded pairs. The cats already know each other, and you know they will get along with each other. You don’t have to worry about introductions between unfamiliar cats. Being adopted into a new home can be a scary situation for some cats—having their best buddy around helps with the transition period.
Good Mews cares for approximately 100 cats at their shelter in Marietta and has placed over 6,800 cats in their forever homes during their 25 years of operation. Cat adoption hours are every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the second, third and fourth Sunday each month from 1 to 4 p.m.
About Good Mews Animal Foundation (from the website)
Good Mews is one of the few virtually cage-free, no-kill cat shelters in the state of Georgia. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed over 6,800 cats in permanent homes. We receive no government support, relying solely on donations of time, service and money from our supporters, the public and area businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents at any given time, with another 30 to 40 cats in foster care or our HALO program, which allows cats with severe and/or chronic medicals needs to find homes with Good Mews continuing to provide the medical care related to that condition. We have an average adoption rate of 350 cats per year.
Good Mews provides our residents with excellent nutrition and extensive medical care. The only time our cats are caged is for medical observation and a two-week quarantine period upon their arrival at the shelter. Once a cat is accepted into our shelter population, it has a home for life. No cat is ever euthanized to make room for another, and euthanasia is ONLY performed when a veterinarian has diagnosed that the cat’s quality of life is severely and permanently compromised by sickness or injury.
Our cats come to us from a variety of circumstances. Many of our residents arrive abused, neglected, and terribly afraid. Often times, these cats are in urgent need of medical care. During recuperation, our dedicated staff and over 300 volunteers spend countless hours treating, cuddling and grooming the cats while they heal so they will start to trust humans again.