Tahoe cat and kitten crisis at Tahoe
“Kittens are growing old in our shelter. I haven’t seen anything like this before,” said Carolyn Bigley, animal care and service manager for the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A. “Other shelters are having the same experience, including El Dorado County Animal Control. We have 24 orphans ready to go to new homes now, plus we have a list of people waiting to release more cats and kittens.”
To help meet the local cat crisis, the private, 100 percent donation supported organization will provide a special gift package for each adopter during the month of August. New feline guardians will receive gifts of food, a food bowl, a cat toy, a pet ID tag and a free cat carrier to help welcome their new family member. The $65 adoption fee includes testing, vaccinations and spay or neuter.
Anyone has been thinking about adopting cat or kitten is urged to act now. Adoption standards, policies and procedures will be maintained during the special effort to place these orphan felines. For more information call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A. at (530) 577-4521.