Saturday, July 14, 2012
For $55, residents can bring home two cats that have been sterilized and vaccinated.
For a limited time only, the Dearborn Animal Shelter is offering a two-for-one deal for a special cat. The shelter is offering residents a chance to adopt Chi Chi, described by the shelter as "a lovable tyke with a short balck-and-white cat." For $55, residents can adopt this 13-week old "tuxedo cat" and walk out with a second cat for no additional cost, the shelter said. That $55, however, includes much more than just the two cats. Sterilization, a microchip and vaccinations are also included for no additional costs.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The shelter is urging cat adoptions to reduce the large number of animals currently in their care.
It's springtime, and for the Dearborn Animal Shelter, that means one thing: Kittens. And lots of them. Kittens with still their mom, kittens in need of fostering, and plenty of kittens ready to be adopted. Last year, the Dearborn Animal Shelter had so many animals in their care–especially cats–that they didn't have enough room to care for them. Don't let that happen again: Adopt today! The adoption fee for a kitten under the age of four months is $55. Adoption fees include a basic medical exam, behavior assessment, age-appropriate vaccinations, parasite and worm check, spay or neuter, microchip ID, travel box, cat comforter and cat care information. An optional, but recommended, combination feline AIDS and feline leukemia test (for cats 12…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
My home got a little more furry–and a lot more fun–this week.
Yesterday, my household went from two cats to five. No, I’m not on the fast track to becoming a crazy cat lady. I’m a foster mom. And I wear my new badge proudly. Being on the Dearborn Animal Shelter’s volunteer email blast list, I often see pleas for foster homes for the overflowing number of animals at the shelter. Every time, I say to myself, “Being a foster parent isn’t for me.” My excuses are numerous: It’s too time consuming. They won’t allow it because I already have two cats. I haven’t been through the training. It will cost too much to care for several extra animals. They don’t need me. Someone else will volunteer. But this time, I couldn’t ignore that gut feeling anymore–the feeling that I need to do something to help. It turns …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Lulu and many other kittens are available for adoption now from the Dearborn Animal Shelter
It's hard to deny it: Lulu is the type of kitten that explains why cat calendars are best-sellers. With a fuzzy brown-and-white tabby coat, big eyes and a sweet demeanor, she could make anyone's heart melt. Lulu is just about 11 weeks old, and is ready to go home from the Dearborn Animal Shelter with a forever family. The two-for-one deal on cat adoptions has been extended through October, with already-discounted rates of $55 for kittens and $25 for cats. Take home Lulu and a friend for the same fee. And, you can meet her and other kittens today at one of the shelter's off-site adoption events. The events run 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dearborn and Livonia Pet Supplies Plus locations. To learn more about Lulu, view her Petfinder profile here. …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The shelter is currently at capacity, and will be holding several events this weekend in an effort to adopt out cats and kittens.
While it might seem like a great thing to see new kittens every day, for the Dearborn Animal Shelter, it has meant a particularly stressful season. Currently, the shelter is at capacity with its space for cat and kittens, as well as foster homes. Shelter spokeswoman Sandra Boulton said that new stray cats are being dropped off daily, and the shelter is in urgent need of new adopters. The shelter will be hosting off-site adoptions from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Dearborn and Livonia Pet Supplies Plus locations. The Dearborn Pet Supplies Plus is located at 2621 South Telegraph Road. The Livonia store is located at 29489 Seven Mile Road. Adoption fees are still the reduced rate of $25 for cats and $55 for kittens. Also, the …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
These orange tabby brothers are currently available for adoption from the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
Take home twice the tabby right now with kittens Milo and Otis. These orange tabby brothers are currently available for adoption from the Dearborn Animal Shelter. The boys are 16 weeks old, and look very similar. Otis has a slightly longer, brighter coat; Milo has shorter, silkier fur. Both are equally adorable. The best part? The two-for-one deal on cat adoptions has been extended through October, with already-discounted rates of $55 for kittens and $25 for cats. Take home Milo and Otis for one small fee. To learn more about Otis, view his Petfinder profile here. To learn more about Milo, view his Petfinder profile here. The adoption fee for a kitten such as Milo or Otis is normally $90, but has been lowered to $55 to help reduce the …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Dearborn Animal Shelter has put out a call for foster homes, adopters and donations as the influx of strays continues to grow.
Hundreds of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies may sound like an animal-lovers dream. But it's not the ideal scenario for the overwhelmed Dearborn Animal Shelter, which has struggled this summer with higher-than-usual numbers of surrendered strays. "Last week, we had 33 strays in one day," said executive director Elaine Greene. "For some shelters, 33 is an average day. But not for Dearborn." On a monthly basis, the shelter is seeing more than 200 new animals come through its doors–most of them strays. The result has meant that not only are they running specials on cat and kitten adoptions, but also that they've had to turn office space and the dog behavior areas of their Greenfield Road location into spare living space for cats. "We're maxed …