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ASAP's FREE Cat Adoption Weekend
Saturday August 18, 2012
ASAP TO HOLD SECOND CERTIFIED
PRE-OWNED CAT ADOPTION EVENT
$0 Down, 0% Financing & NO Payments - Absolutely FREE!!
After a hugely successful first effort in 2011, ASAP, the nonprofit organization which takes care of all of the cats at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter in Goleta, is hosting its second annual Certified Pre-Owned Cat Free Adoption Event. The special adoption weekend, held Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., waives the regular $75 adoption fee and offers adult cats to qualified
adopters with $0 down, 0% financing, and no down payments - completely FREE, except for a lifetime commitment to provide love and care to a healthy, adoptable shelter cat.
Throughout Santa Barbara County, cats and kittens are flooding into shelters and rescue groups, especially as "kitten season" swells the number of animals needing homes. There are almost 100 adoptable adult cats waiting for homes at ASAP, and between 20-30 adoptable kittens, with almost 75 more kittens living in foster care. In addition to the cats and kittens arriving daily, ASAP is committed to helping out the overwhelmed North County shelters in Lompoc and Santa Maria by taking some of those cats and kittens as space permits. The Certified Pre-Owned Cat Free Adoption Event makes it possible to get many of these cats into homes more quickly, improving their quality of life while reducing the strain on the county's shelters.
ASAP, the first organization working with a municipal shelter in the U.S. to stop the killing of adoptable cats for population control, became the first animal rescue organization in the region to offer free adoptions when it held last year's Pre-Owned Cat Free Adoption special. The 2011 event was a huge success, with 76 cats adopted out to suitable homes. The excitement it generated brought ten times the usual number of people to the Santa Barbara shelter, and drew attention to the problem of cat overpopulation and the need for responsible cat lovers to bring a shelter cat or kitten into their lives. Some adopters came to "shop" in advance and were so taken with a cat that they chose to adopt in advance and pay the full fee, rather than miss out on their dream companion. And several of ASAP's long term resident cats - who had been at the shelter a year or longer - at last found homes and life
outside a cage.
Last year's success, modeled on similar events held by other well established animal welfare organizations nationwide and supported by the ASPCA® and Maddie's Fund, made it possible for ASAP to take additional cats from the county's other facilities, quickly finding them homes as well. Because of the success of last year's event and the overwhelming community support, the Santa Maria Animal Center is joining ASAP in the Certified Pre-Owned Cat Sale event this year. In addition to increasing adoptions at the Santa Maria shelter, it is expected that this year's special will free up space at ASAP to bring down more cats from the overwhelmed North County, increasing their chances of getting adopted.
In keeping with the car theme, ASAP is letting the public know that it all makes and models of adult cats: black cats, white cats, orange cats, striped cats, Siamese cats, old and new models, cute cats, ugly cats, couch potato cats, total purr machines and crazy cats…any combination is waiting to be adopted at the same low cost -- FREE! If adopters are looking for the new 2012 models with that new kitten smell, ASAP has those in stock too! During the special event, kittens will be $40 each or two for $75-well below sticker price!
All cats and kittens come with a Standard 4-Paw Drive, 100,000 Purr Warranty and a Multi-Point Inspection, including a vet exam, spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, FeLV and FIV screening, deworming, flea treatment, and microchip. Sorry, No Trade-Ins!!
All potential adopters must meet ASAP's standard adoption criteria, including homeownership verification or landlord approval. A driver's license or other valid identification is required for all adoptions. Potential adopters are encouraged to visit ASAP prior to the event to check out the wide array of floor models-all makes and models of cats and kittens are in stock! Adopters can also expedite the adoption process by completing the homeowner verification and/or landlord approval process in advance.
ASAP is proud to partner with Santa Barbara County Animal Services with this landmark event.
ASAP's Free Adoption Event is Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ASAP is located at 5473 Overpass Road in Goleta, CA
For information, please call 805-683-3368 or visit www.asapcats.org
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