No Kill Columbia, The Blue Note to host cat adoption event

Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 2:34 p.m. CST; updated 5:55 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 17, 2011

COLUMBIA — The first ever Kittypalooza Adoption Event, hosted by The Blue Note and No Kill Columbia, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Blue Note.

The Blue Note and No Kill Columbia are partnering with Columbia Second Chance and the Central Missouri Humane Society to help ease the pressures faced by shelters and area rescues that are reaching full capacity for cats.

“We expect 60 cats represented between the two organizations at the event,” No Kill Columbia spokesperson Tracy Green said.

Green said The Blue Note is a good location for the event because they expect a lot of people to be downtown for the Christmas parade that day.

“I think it will be a good location because it’s downtown, and it will be good visibility since it’s been publicized,” Allison Pohle, shelter relations intern for the Central Missouri Humane Society, said.

Pohle also said there are reduced adoption rates for the event:

  • Cats 5 years and older are free.
  • Cats 7 months to 4 years old are $50.
  • Kittens 6 months and younger are $75.
  • Adopt one cat or kitten and get the second free.

In addition to reduced-price adoption opportunities, Green said there are other activities for people who attend the event.

“There will be face painting, goodie bags for anyone who adopts and educational information about pets and adoption,” Green said.

She said the two organizations each have their own adoption process. People will have to fill out applications and be verified, but it is possible to get through the process quickly.

“If people want to fill out an application ahead of time, it will speed up the process,” Green said. “They can be found on each organization’s website.”

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