Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Nearly 50 Cats Seeking Their Forever Home After an Extraordinary Long Stay

May 28, 2014

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Joy Humphries
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
561.472.8873
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NEARLY 50 CATS SEEKING THEIR FOREVER HOME AFTER AN EXTRAORDINARY LONG STAY

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League now offers a unique matchmaker program to
pair cats with the potential owners

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 27, 2014)—Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League shared today it has 46 cats long overdue for adoption; they have collectively spent over 14,000 days at the shelter. Cats of all ages, colors and personalities include Jill, a five-year old gray and white domestic shorthair, who has logged over 530 days at the shelter, JJ, a tiger striped cat who is barely a year old, and 14-year old Eadie with a tortoiseshell coat.

To help find homes, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League offers numerous adoption programs, including its newest initiative: Meet Your Match.

The program, introduced by the ASPCA, is the only known method that evaluates an animal’s behavior and interests and matches them to an adopter’s preferences. A cat is evaluated based on level of interest in play, exploring, “talking” and attention needs and then assigned a ‘feline-ality’ (a research-based assessment of a cat’s behavior). Cats are assigned color-coded personality types, such as love bug (purple), sidekick (orange) and party animal (green). Individuals looking to adopt complete a one-page questionnaire about how they envision a cat fitting into their lifestyle. The results determine a color for the adopter’s personality paired with suggestions for the ideal type of cat for the adopter. For instance, green adopters are most successful with cats who quickly adapt to new situations (like the party animal), purple adopters are perfect for cats who need time and encouragement to adjust to new surroundings (similar to a love bug) and orange adopters are a good fit with a companion cat (comparable to a sidekick).

The League also offers affordable programs such as Senior to Senior Adoptions and Name Your Own Adoption Fee. Senior to Senior Adoptions is a free adoption program which allows adults age 65 and older to adopt a pet five years and older. Name Your Own Pet Adoption Fee is a special program where adopters are allowed to name their own price to adopt any of the available cats. A huge cost saving feature when adopting from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League: every cat is already vaccinated, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped.

The benefits to adopting a cat are vast and varied. Cats can ease loneliness, reduce stress, alleviate anxiety and improve your mood. Leading medical studies have linked cat ownership with a reduced risk for heart disease and greater longevity. But, the best reason is to have a forever friend to share your love, laughter and joy.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s adoption center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, visit peggyadams.org or call 561.686.3663.

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 About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Our mission is to provide shelter to lost, homeless, and unwanted animals; to furnish medical and other services for the care of companion animals; to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected animals; to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals, for the mutual benefit of both. In 2013, we provided services to more than 30,000 animals. For more information, visit www.peggyadams.org.

 

 

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