Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Washington Humane Society Offers “Name Your Own Fee” Adoptions

A good friend of mine volunteers at the Washington Humane Society. She is helping out with an adoption drive. Since Charlie and Linus are from there I'm very happy to post the information. Here's what  she sent to me:

Washington Humane Society Offers “Name Your Own Fee” Adoptions on All Cats Age 6 Months and Older

Washington, DC—The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is offering potential adopters the opportunity to name their own adoption fee for all cats age 6 months or older from Wednesday, August 1, through Sunday, August 5. WHS adoption centers are faced with an extremely high volume of cats, and the organization is calling on the community to help save lives by adopting a cat (or cats) in need for the adoption fee of their choosing.

“Anyone seeking a furry friend this summer should look no further than the Washington Humane Society,” said Stephanie Shain, Chief Operating Officer, Washington Humane Society. “We have hundreds of wonderful, healthy cats who are waiting to find their forever homes, and we hope this promotion will encourage more animal lovers to adopt from WHS during our very busy summer season.” 

Adoption counselors will be prepared to answer questions, and all normal matchmaking procedures will remain in effect to ensure the animals find the best homes possible. The public may view adoptable animals on the WHS website,, and meet cats in person at WHS adoption centers: 7319 Georgia Avenue NW or 1201 New York Avenue NE.   

All WHS pets go home spayed/neutered; current on vaccines, de-wormer, and flea/tick treatment; and microchipped—a value of several hundred dollars. In addition, adopters receive a free starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet Food; a goodie bag from Home Buddies DC; a free post-adoption exam at a participating veterinarian; and 30 free days of health insurance from Shelter Care. Cat adoptions normally cost $85.

The Washington Humane Society, the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. As the openaccessshelter in the nation’s capital, no call for help goes unanswered, and no animal is ever turnedaway. The Washington Humane Society provides protection and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including: sheltering, adoption, humane law enforcement, spay and neuter, humane education, human – animal rehabilitation programs, and lost and found services. For more information, please visit

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