WASHINGTON - Sharknado was just the beginning. Now the nation's capital has been hit with Catnado.
The Washington Humane Society's CEO Lisa LaFontaine explains, "Cats are flying in here, but we need them to fly right back out again" preferably into the arms of loving adoptive families.
The Washington Humane Society has been flooded with a constant stream of cats and kittens since May and that has resulted in a promotion to get adopters in the door. Until the end of Saturday, July 20, all adoption fees for cats and kittens are being waived.
If people can't adopt, LaFontaine suggests fostering a litter of kittens. She says that's the first step in making sure they find permanent homes. "We don't like kittens to grow up in shelters. We like them to be handled and loved. They turn into wonderful cat companions if they get used to people in their earliest days."
The Catnado campaign has been effective. Kathleen Munford of Hyattsville said she had looked at the WHS website and spotted a cute little grey kitten. "As soon as I clicked on the picture, I fell in love with her," she said. The fee-free adoption offer sealed the deal. "So I came looking for her when I came in."
While the fee-free offer is limited until the end of Saturday, the Washington Humane Society is hoping that they can adopt out all the cats that need homes.
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