Metro officials say they found homes for ten times more adult cats in the last few months than the same time a year ago. As part of its effort to lower Nashville’s kill rate, Animal Control offered a bargain price for adult cats.
Summer is a season of cute kittens, and Animal Control says it can be a tough time for grown cats in need of homes too, like Holstein, a three-year-old tuxedo cat with yellow eyes.
Where Metro normally charges $60 to adopt a grown cat, for the last few months they cut the fee to $5.
Animal Control’s Becca Morris says it’s gotten results: Around this time last year, six cats were adopted. This year: sixty. Still, despite efforts to place more dogs and cats via social media, and working with outside rescue groups, Metro has work to do. While the number euthanized is down a bit, the number brought in is up almost 10 percent.
Stats here in PDF form – Note ‘cats’ refers to both cats and kittens.