Shelter hosting weekend adoption event to find homes for 25 kittens

Oct 16 2019, 7:38 am

A local animal shelter is facing an adorable but serious problem: Too many kittens.

And more than two dozen of them are just about ready to be adopted.

In total, Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) has 25 kittens, plus another six who are a little older and also looking for forever homes.

There are also adult and senior cats who are waiting at RAPS to find loving adopters.

“Available kittens range from six to eight months old. Most of them are black – some fluffy, some not, males and females,” RAPS says, adding that all the felines have been spayed/neutered and are vaccinated.

RAPS kitten adoption event

RAPS kitten adoption event

Preference will be given to applicants seeking to adopt two kittens together (VOKRA explains why it’s a great idea to double up on adoptions — to keep kitties happy).

To help clear the shelter, RAPS is holding a kitten adoption event this weekend. Interested parties are encouraged to pre-apply on its website and fill out an online pre-approval application form in order to be considered.

Interested adopters are urged to call the RAPS Cat Sanctuary this week for a telephone pre-interview and reserve an appointment for Oct. 19.

RAPS says it can’t guarantee the timing of adoptions, but applicants should be prepared to take a kitten home on Saturday. All adopters will receive an adoption package.

Here are the adoption costs:

  • Kittens under a year old: $225
  • Kitten pairs: $400 together
  • Cats over 1-year-old: $175
  • Cat pairs: $300 together
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RAPS kitten and cat adoption event

When: Saturday, Oct. 19
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm. Please call ahead (604-279-0024) for a telephone pre-interview and to make an appointment
Where: RAPS Cat Sanctuary, 201-13340 Smallwood Place, Richmond
Cost: Free