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MSPCA to waive adoption fees for cats 9 years and up during first two weeks of July

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  June 28, 2013 12:27 PM

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Betsey is a 10 year old Calico cat and looking forward to finding a new home during the Declare Your Love adoptathon (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

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MSPCA officials released photos of some of the cats they hope will be adopted. Because the adopt-a-thon coincides with the Fourth of July, the photos have a patriotic theme. Pictured above: Betsey is a 10 year old Calico cat.

During the first two weeks of July, fees will be waived for the adoption of cats that are nine years or older from MSPCA centers in Jamaica Plain, Methuen and Centerville.

The “Declare Your Love” adopt-a-thon runs from July 1 to 14, officials said.

The goal of the campaign is to find homes for the organization’s 30-plus senior cats.

“Kittens are irresistible and generally spend less time in our adoption centers before they are taken home – but senior cats, many of whom are surrendered because their older care takers have died or are too ill to care for them, can spend much more time in a setting that is unlike anything they’ve ever known,” said a statement from Jean Weber, director of animal protection for the MSPCA-Angell center in Jamaica Plain.

“It’s also important to remember that cats routinely live upwards of 20 years or more so these cats have plenty of life left in them,” she said.

The organization has a page on its website with details on adoptable cats and related information.

The adoption fee for cats is normally $95.

The adopt-a-thon campaign is funded by the Ivan Smith Adoption Challenge, which is designed to educate people about the variety of adoptable animals available at the MSPCA and to support adoption promotions.

“Senior cats make wonderful low-pressure pets for individuals and families because most have already lived in a home – often with other pets – and their personalities and habits are fully established,” the MSPCA said in a statement. “The ‘Declare Your Love’ adoptathon kicks off during a time of year when older cats languish in animal shelters, passed over for the many kittens available during the summer months.

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Boots is the youngest of the senior cats having just recently turned 9 years old, she is ready to find her new home (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

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MSPCA officials released photos of some of the cats they hope will be adopted. Because the adopt-a-thon coincides with the Fourth of July, the photos have a patriotic theme. Pictured above: Boots is the youngest of the senior cats having just recently turned 9 years old.

Cleo is a affectionate 9 year old senior cat looking for a playful and loving home (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

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MSPCA officials released photos of some of the cats they hope will be adopted. Because the adopt-a-thon coincides with the Fourth of July, the photos have a patriotic theme. Pictured above: Cleo is 9 years old.

Cosmo is a big 12 year old boy but still feels like a little kitten, he is hoping to find a family who is perfect for him (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

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MSPCA officials released photos of some of the cats they hope will be adopted. Because the adopt-a-thon coincides with the Fourth of July, the photos have a patriotic theme. Pictured above: Cosmo is 12 years old.

Kashi is a very gentle 9 year old cat hoping to find that special family willing to snuggle with her (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

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MSPCA officials released photos of some of the cats they hope will be adopted. Because the adopt-a-thon coincides with the Fourth of July, the photos have a patriotic theme. Pictured above: Kashi is 9.

Precious is 11 years old and this patirotic kitty is hoping for a new home during July's Declare Your Love adoptathon (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

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MSPCA officials released photos of some of the cats they hope will be adopted. Because the adopt-a-thon coincides with the Fourth of July, the photos have a patriotic theme. Pictured above: Precious is 11.

Shera is a 10 year old lady and a huge people person, she is looking to find a fun family during the Declare Your Love adoptathon (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

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MSPCA officials released photos of some of the cats they hope will be adopted. Because the adopt-a-thon coincides with the Fourth of July, the photos have a patriotic theme. Pictured above: Shera is 10.

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