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Adopt-A-Pet: Smokey and Bandit

Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 3:38 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Brooke Wells, the Shelter Director for the River Cities Humane Society for Cats, joined us to talk about Smokey and Bandit. They’re ten-week-old kittens, and they were just adopted together! But, there are plenty more cats in the shelter that would make a perfect addition to your home. 

Wells says a lot of times kittens do better when they're adopted together. 

"This one - Bandit - cries when she doesn't have her sister. And, if you don't have pets two is always better than one. They can keep each other company, and we do always give an adoption special when you adopt a pair," explains Wells. "A lot of times when people adopt, and they're set on one kitten, they usually come back in almost the next day to adopt because they're just used to each other and they'll cry if they don't have their little buddy, so it just makes it easier on the kittens and new pet parents."

And if kittens are too young to be adopted, they’ll go to a foster home first. Smokey and Bandit had just made it back to the shelter this week before being adopted. Wells says fostering is a great way to get a kitten socialized and give them the extra attention they need until they’re ready for a home. If you’d like to help foster, you can apply here.

For adoptions, the shelter is only doing them by appointments due to COVID-19, and you have to fill out an adoption application form. You can find the form on their website and they ask that you call or message them on Facebook to set up an appointment.  

"We're doing four or five appointments a day that we'ere open, and it's going really well," says Wells. "We ask that people wear their mask when they come into the shelter."

Adoption fees are $75 for one cat and $125 for two furry friends. 

“They’re up to date on their core vaccines, we test them for any feline diseases, they’ve been de-wormed, they’ve been defleaed, we also microchip them, and they’ll be spayed or neutered when they’re old enough,” says Wells. “So, if they’re not spayed or neutered when you adopt them, you will have a voucher and that’s all included.”

The shelter is also holding a raffle for a relaxation-themed basket to raise money for the shelter. Each ticket is $5 and you’ll have a chance to win Landry Vineyards wine, bath bombs, a wine tote, mini-cheese board, and more. 

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