After several recent rescues, in tandem with kitten season, the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Erie Avenue Headquarters is at CATpacity. In an effort to find homes for its friendly felines, the PSPCA is inviting adopters inside its Erie Avenue headquarters for a cat adoption event this Friday, August 7 from 2-7pm.
Those looking to add a new feline family member will be invited one family at a time into the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Erie Avenue headquarters to meet cats in search of new homes. All adopters will be asked to fill out the Pennsylvania SPCA’s adoption application on their mobile phones prior to entering the building and invited inside in the order they arrived. Once a match is made, the remainder of the process will take place outside before the new family can head home “furever.”
Increased safety precautions, including social distancing and required face coverings for all those entering the building will be put into place to ensure the safety of staff and potential adopters. Adopters will enter through the northwest parking lot into what is traditionally a waiting room for veterinary clinic clients. There, banks of cats cages will be hosted directly inside the entrance door to minimize traffic through the building. Sanitizing procedures will be undertaken after each family exits the building.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, dog adoptions have been continuing due the ability to conduct all meets outside. However, cat adoptions have been significantly more challenging, and time consuming with meets taking place over zoom. This adoption event will give families the opportunity to meet the cats in-purrson.
WHAT: At CATpacity, PSPCA teams hosts in-purrson adoption event
WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2020 - 2-7pm
WHERE: Pennsylvania SPCA
350 Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
About the Pennsylvania SPCA
Since 1867, the Pennsylvania SPCA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered at 350 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, has been dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. The Pennsylvania SPCA's lifesaving programs for animals include a low-cost veterinary clinic, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet adoption facilities, and the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department. For more information about adopting, donating or volunteering, please call (215) 426.6300 or visit www.pspca.org.