Christmas is coming early for those wanting a cat this year.
The Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Spay and Neuter Clinic will be giving away their four-legged friends to worthy homes for just $5 a major discount from the usual $60 fee.
The rescue, a non-profit organization, has rescued and found homes for more than 3,700 cats since its inception in 2006, said Ashley Boothe, the organizationâ€™s events and publicity coordinator.
From hoarders to abusers, Fort Collins cat rescue has worked for the past five years to ensure the cat population of Fort Collins has a safe home.
â€œWe are a no-kill organization,â€ Boothe said.
Aside from the â€œWhisker Wonderlandâ€ special of $5, the cats also come with everything included, Boothe said. They are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, de-wormed and micro-chipped.
â€œWeâ€™re hoping to adopt out more adults, which will help us rescue more cats,â€ Boothe added.
Fort Collins resident Zeller Ash, who recently adopted an orange and white cat named Shaq, said she was more than satisfied with her new friend.
â€œHe is a long-haired adorable bundle of love,â€ Ash said, adding that, since she just moved to Fort Collins from Florida, she decided to use Whisker Wonderland as an opportunity to raise a pet again.
Mariah McCulley, an animal care technician at Fort Collins Cat Rescue and spay and neuter clinic, said the clinic sees a lot of traffic in December as there are many people seeking a new pet for the holiday.
Another technician at the clinic, Kaitlin Davis, said they also see an influx in cat returns during the winter months.
â€œWe always take our cats back,â€ Davis said, noting that if owners cannot afford to keep their pets, they can always return them.
Collegian writer Erik Carman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about the FC Cat Rescue, located at 2321 E Mulberry St.
- The rescue opened in 2006. Since then, itâ€™s rescued and found homes for more than 3,700 cats.
- They often host adoption specials, including Whisker Wonderland, which offers feline friends for only $5 instead of $60.
- They can hold 40 cats at a time.
- Their spay and neuter clinic offers discount vaccines and low-cost spay/neuter services to the general public