Chesapeake Animal Services Shelter Hosts Kitten Adoption Event

High school seniors aren’t the only ones prepping for graduation this week. At least 40 kittens at the Chesapeake Animal Shelter (CAS) are hoping to “graduate” to new homes.

CAS will kick off its 2017 Kitten Kampus adoption event on Sunday, June 11. The program will run until June 25.

Kittens six months and younger will be waiting in the Kitten Kampus live room for visitors who want to meet them and take them home.

Adoption fees for the first 40 kittens will be reduced to $25 and include the feline leukemia virus test, spaying or neutering costs, as well as the fees to deworm, vaccinate and microchip them.

Spaying and neutering procedures normally cost $300 or more, and altogether, these adoption fees can range from $300 to $487.

The shelter wants no kitten left behind, and hopes to place those returning from foster care into permanent homes.

“We’re going to try to home the whole class of 2017,” the program said in a recent press release.

According to the shelter’s website, CAS is committed to reducing pet overpopulation and receives about 4,000 animals each year.

Nearly 1,200 of these animals are euthanized because they are not adopted or claimed.

Those interested in adopting kittens can visit the Chesapeake Animal Shelter at 2100 S. Military Highway, or visit the shelter’s website to see a list and photos of available animals.

Potential adopters must fill out an adoption application, have all required rabies vaccinations and city licenses on any currently-owned pets, and bring valid identification showing their current address.

The Chesapeake animal shelter is located at 2100 S. Military Hwy.

Visiting hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Chesapeake Animal Services at (757) 382-8081.