Humane Society seeks foster homes for adult cats

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 27, 2009 - 12:04 AM

The Animal Humane Society is looking for foster homes for adult cats which don't fare so well in the competition with kittens during the summer.

The Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley is hoping to find a little relief as it receives thousands of kittens over the next several months.

As kittens come in, the society finds that its ability to place adult cats for adoption becomes more difficult. So, for the second year, the society is hoping to provide these cats a better chance at adoption through temporary placement.

LAST YEAR, 129 adult cats were provided temporary homes during the so-called kitten season through "Mission: Meow."

Adult cats are found summer homes, then returned in the fall. The Humane Society provides host homes with litter boxes, food, toys and litter.

KITTENS FARE BETTER in adoption vs. adult cats because "baby animals are small and cute with lots of energy and a desire to discover new things," said society spokeswoman Tracie Jacobson.

The Animal Humane Society's five locations typically receive about 70 cats per day in the summer months compared with 40 per day the rest of the year.

TEMPORARY ADOPTION periods run a minimum of six months. Prospective volunteers must apply and be interviewed.

Those interested in participating can visit www. animalhumanesociety.org/missionmeow or call 763-432-4826.

PAUL WALSH

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