Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Certified Pre-Owned Cats

I have to give the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) some credit for a great advertising campaign. It's a common problem in most animal shelters, people would rather adopt baby kittens (or puppies, bunnies, etc) than older cats. In fact, in the world of pet shelters, any animal over 4 months old is considered old and tough find adoption families. So the MHS came up with a clever ad campaign. Check out this article at The Consumerist.

Corky was 7 months old when I adopted him from the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HVHS)in Ann Arbor. He was considered a "mature" cat and thus had a maximum stay of 8 weeks at the Humane Society. Unfortunately, because of the sheer number of pets being dropped off, the HVHS couldn't afford to keep dogs or cats for longer than 8 weeks. If 2 months have passed and the pets haven't been adopted, they are put to sleep.
Corky was the best cat EVER! If you are thinking of adopting a cat, please consider a "certified pre-owned" cat.

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