Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Solano County Friends of Animals hoping to adopt out 1,000th cat this weekend

(Originally published in the 1/20/16 edition)

   Solano County Friends of Animals will be holding adoption events at Pet Food Express and PetCo this weekend. Active member Pat Holcomb says the group is hoping to adopt out its 1,000th kitty since the opening of the Cat Center at Pet Food Express 10 years ago this weekend.
   Solano County Friends of Animals is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit group that does not euthanize its foster animals.
   “We take in kittens that the Humane Society is trying to pass off to Fairfield, which is a kill shelter,” Holcomb said.
   Holcomb believes this weekend will be the best way to cap off a productive year for the organization.
   “This year has been kind of crazy,” she said. “We had a lot of adoptions before Christmas, a surprising number of adoptions this January and a long kitten season. We’re hoping to make this a celebration.”
   Holcomb says that the animals that are available for adoption have been spayed, neutered and tested for problematic diseases, and they are socialized and healthy. 

   The adoptions will take place from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22; noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23 and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24 at Pet Food Express, located on 838 Southampton Road. Kittens will be available to adopt for $75, and cats 1 year and older will be $40. Holcomb says there will be a special prize for the lucky 1,000th adoptee. Additionally, there will be more adoption events at PetCo in Vallejo, located at 161 Plaza Drive. The hours will be the same, although there will be no Friday adoptions. For more information, contact Solano County Friends of Animals at 552-3323. 

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