Good Mews Animal Foundation (Marietta, Georgia 30068), a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter, announces a special fee-waived cat adoption promotion for two days only, June 18 – 19, 2011.
As part of the national Fresh Step/ASPCA Fee-Waived Cat Adoption Campaign, and in support of National Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, Good Mews’ “Let’s Hear it for the Boys!” weekend will feature male cats over nine months of age. As with all Good Mews cats, these special, fee-waived cats have been neutered, have received necessary vaccinations, and are micro-chipped. The regular adoption fee is $125.
Although the adoption fee is waived during the promotional weekend, all other adoption policies remain in effect. Good Mews adoption counselors conduct vigorous interviews with potential adopters to ensure a suitable fit for both human and feline. In partnership with the ASPCA, Good Mews is one of only two area shelters to participate in the “Meet Your Match” program, which establishes a personality profile for each cat so that adopters can determine if the cat is a good fit for their household.
ASPCA research conducted in 2009* shows that:
- Eliminating adoption fees does not devalue the animals in the eyes of the adopters.
- Free adult cat programs could “dramatically impact the lives of thousands of shelter cats who would otherwise reside in a shelter for months or be euthanized.”
* Source: http://www.aspcapro.org/free-adult-cat-adoptions.php
About Good Mews
Good Mews was modeled after Tree House, a no-kill, cage-free shelter in Chicago. Its founder, Gloria Skeen, started Good Mews in her Atlanta townhouse in 1988 to provide an alternative to shelters that euthanized unwanted cats. Good Mews, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was the first no-kill, free-roam, feline-only shelter established in Georgia, housing approximately 100 cats at any given time, with an additional 30+ cats living in foster homes. Located in Marietta, Georgia, Good Mews offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the metro Atlanta area by providing a no-kill, cage-free haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats until placing them in permanent, loving homes.
Good Mews promotes public awareness regarding the value of pets, animal welfare, pet overpopulation, and quality human-animal companionship through education and outreach. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed more than 5,000 cats in permanent homes. The shelter receives no government support, relying instead on donations of time, service, supplies, and money from supporters, the public, and area businesses.
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