Gretchen, a one-year-old gray cat took a field trip from the Columbia County Humane Society to Petsmart on Thursday, July 25. He was one of six cats brought to the feline extravaganza to find a place to call home.
"If we have one pet adopted, then its all worth it," said Donna Evans, president and adoption chairman for the CCHS. "And we had several people say that they are coming back on Saturday to see some of the other cats that we will have then."
On Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., volunteers from CCHS hold pet adoptions at the Petsmart on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. Barbara Gleitsmann who runs a "foster home" for cats, brings the felines to CCHS events to be adopted.
"I have always loved animals and I started going to the meetings and decided to see what I could do to help the organization," Gleitsmann said. "I believe that every animal deserves a chance to live."
Her home was inspected and approved by the Humane Society and she brings several cats to adoption events to the cat extravaganza.
"I take care of the cats even if they are not adopted," Gleitsmann said.
The CCHS currently has more than 70 cats and dogs.
"Kitten season is in the spring and we have had a lot of calls from Animal Control saying that they have had to put the pets down," said Susan Osborn secretary of the CCHS. "This is why adopting pets is so important.
In order to adopt a pet from the CCHS, there is some paperwork, a home inspection and an $85 fee which covers all rabies and distemper shots and the spaying or neutering costs of the pet.
"We want to make sure these pets are getting a good home," Evans said.
For more information, contact the CCHS at 706-860-5020.
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