Forgotten Felines hosts 2 holiday adoption events

Nov 20, 2013
Photos by: Darrell Scattergood Julia, a tri-color tabby female kitten, will be available for adoption at the holiday event.

Forgotten Felines of Shoreline will hold Home for the Holidays adoption and donation events at Petco in Edmonds this Saturday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 7, both from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center in California, the international Home for the Holidays campaign began in 1999 with 14 participating animal organizations. The annual event has helped more than 7.3 million families adopt pets during the holiday season, including more than 1.5 million pet adoptions in 2012.

“It’s very rewarding to our shelter volunteers to rescue a malnourished little kitten, and with a little food and love, that kitten blossoms, and then finds a new home,” said Leslie Treanor, president of Forgotten Felines. “Animal adoption is a good way to celebrate the holidays. We’re happy to be part of this nationwide drive.”

About 20 kittens will be available for adoption at each Forgotten Felines event. The group plans to have a cage-free setting, providing opportunities for families to interact with the kittens.

“We'll have a fantastic variety of kittens,” Treanor said. “We want the community to meet them, and to consider helping the shelter by donating a gift from the holiday wish list. We have a critical need for food and supplies.”

Items on the wish list include: canned or dry kitten or cat food (Science Diet, Iams, Friskies, Pro Plan or Royale Canin), kitten milk replacement (KMR, Just Born), Gerber beef and chicken baby food, pellet-style cat litter, kitten toys, cleaning products, such as bleach and paper towels.

Petco is located at 1241 N. 205th St. in Edmonds. For more information about the adoption event, call 206-361-9965 or visit www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA347.html.

Forgotten Felines is a no-kill, non-profit shelter and adoption center that serves King and Snohomish counties through sheltering and adopting animals and providing pet owner education. The shelter is located in Shoreline and utilizes foster homes throughout Puget Sound.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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