Shelter event sends felines to new homes

Luis Correa, 18, left, and Alejanbra Talledos, 17, both of Stephens City, entertain a cat named August that is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Warren County. The couple were looking at animals for adoption on Monday, which was the last day of a fee-waived adoptions event. Rich Cooley/Daily

The Humane Society of Warren County found homes for nearly 30 cats during a promotional event held over the weekend.

The animal shelter participated in a nationwide initiative called Home for the Pawlidayz. The promotion began on Black Friday and continued through Monday. Through the promotion, Zappos covered the $15 adoption fee for all cats, kennel Director Marcy Gallo said Monday. The national initiative was available to all members of the Best Friends Animal Society.

The shelter had adopted out 28 cats by early Monday afternoon. There were about 75 cats still in need of homes.

“That’s a great turnaround,” Gallo said. “It’s a great number (of adoptions) for a weekend.”

The shelter had cats for adoption at the facility and at Petco. Adoptees filled out an application and could adopt a cat once approved.

A promotional event was held earlier in the month and that resulted in adoptions and helped create more space in the facility. Gallo said that 90 cats have been adopted out so far in November.

The shelter takes in cats on an appointment basis and people who need to surrender animals must wait if the facility lacks space. The process helps the shelter prevent the need to euthanize animals for space. By adopting out a large number of its cats, the shelter has been able to remove many people from the waiting list.

There will be another promotion in December, Gallo said.

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Contact the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, at 540-635-4734 or visit for more information.