Many people question the high cost of adopting an animal from a shelter. At the NCSPCA, our adoption fee for adult dogs is $90, and for adult cats, is $55. Adopting a puppy costs $55 plus a $35 deposit toward neutering/spaying; adopting a kitten costs $20 plus the deposit. Although adoption fees comprise only 15 percent of our income (private donors provide 85 percent of funding), these fees help us to maintain the level of quality care our shelter staff provide to our animals awaiting their forever homes. We treat all of our cats and dogs with loving care, which includes a thorough assessment of each incoming animal's health and personality, as well as opportunities to improve for training and socialization to give them the best chance at having a good life with a loving family. Our dedicated staff and cadre of volunteers work tirelessly to make the shelter the best possible alternative until a permanent home can be found. Your adoption fees help us to maintain our staff, as well as providing top quality food and medical care, including inoculations, diagnostic tests, and spaying or neutering. Many animals arrive at the shelter in need of medical care and treatment before they can be adopted into new homes. You can be sure that the fee you pay when adopting a new pet will benefit the health and well-being of all our animals!
Our featured pet this week is Mindy, a gorgeous, tortoiseshell-patterned Domestic Shorthair-mix who has bewitching golden eyes and a sweet personality. Mindy takes a few minutes to warm up to strangers, but once she does, she's a big, cuddly purring machine who loves to be held and petted. Once she is in her "comfort zone," Minday is very mellow, has excellent manners, and gets along well with other cats. If you are looking for a feline who is beautiful in both appearance and personality, Mindy is the cat for you. Why not stop by and spend a few minutes getting to know her today? We are sure you won't be disappointed.