Councilman, county push cat adoptions in June
by Nick Rappley | Patterson Irrigator
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06-06-2013--Albert is a two year-old black tabby short hair who is available for adoption at the Stanislaus County Animal Services Agency.--Couresy Photo
06-06-2013--Albert is a two year-old black tabby short hair who is available for adoption at the Stanislaus County Animal Services Agency.--Couresy Photo
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A Patterson city councilman is pushing for more cats to be adopted by responsible owners this June as part of a special offer through the Stanislaus County Animal Services Agency.

“We’re trying to get cats into appropriate and loving homes,” City Councilman Dominic Farinha said Thursday, May 30. “I’ve always had a profound respect for animals and finding them homes.”

The special offer is part of National Adopt a Shelter Cat month, according to Annette Patton, executive director of the Stanislaus County Animal Services Agency.

Throughout the month of June, all cats are $15 to adopt. Cats, ages 5 and older are available for free to people who are more than 50 years old. Cats that already have owners may be spayed or neutered for a lower fee. Vouchers for spaying or neutering cats are only $40 until June 30.

Patton said June is right in the middle of “cat season” in which a bumper crop of cats are born. Cats can be adopted at the shelter at 3647 Cornucopia Way in Modesto.

“Most people don’t know there is a cat season,” she said.

Some 300 cats are currently awaiting adoption at the shelter, she said.

Farinha said he has been interested in helping animals through the adoption process for a long time and has volunteered to act as a representative on the Animal Service Agency’s advisory board as part of his duties as a city councilman. As a bonus, coupons for free cat food and a snuggle blanket, donated by the Stanislaus County Library, will be available with cat adoptions in June, he said.

All adoptable cats are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped for identification.

For information: call 558-7387 or visit www.stancounty.com/animalservices.

n Contact Nick Rappley at 892-6187, ext. 31 or nick@pattersonirrigator.com.

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