Cats and Kittens Head North as Demand for Pets Continues to Soar in Massachusetts and Beyond
BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2020 –38 cats and kittens who were sheltering with private pet rescue organizations across Southern Florida are now seeking loving adoptive homes in Massachusetts after the MSPCA-Angell transported them to the Bay State on Sunday, Dec. 13, the organization announced today.
Kittens, kittens, kittens!
The eight adult cats—who age in rage from eight weeks to five years—have 29 kittens between them, which is music to the ears of those eager to bring home a kitten at a time when there are so few available at shelters.
The MSPCA was asked by the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center in Fort Lauderdale, which had been coordinating with the smaller animal rescue groups, to bring the cats to the Northeast, which would open more shelter space for homeless pets in Florida, and the MSPCA readily agreed.
“This is the second transport of cats from Florida in the last three weeks, and they’ve arrived at a time when demand for kittens remains at an all-time high,” said Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs, whose teams have organized eight separate animal transports from Florida, Georgia and St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands since the start of the pandemic—resulting in 248 pets finding new homes in Massachusetts.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak economic havoc across the US and the world, the MSPCA remains committed to finding homes for as many animals as possible by transporting them from areas in which adoption prospects are bleak to Massachusetts, where the demand for pets is soaring.
The new arrivals will be available for adoption at the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center in Jamaica Plain and the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen. The cats and kittens, described as social, friendly and playful are ready to head to their new homes after completing their mandatory 48-hour quarantine.
The MSPCA asks prospective adopters to contact the adoption center nearest to them with questions about the cats and the adoption process.
- Inquiries to the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center in Jamaica Plain can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inquiries to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen can be sent to email@example.com
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In addition to the 248 animals transported to Massachusetts in just the last four months, the MSPCA continues to care for hundreds more, while distributing hundreds of thousands of pet meals to vulnerable families in an effort to stave off further surrenders tied to the pandemic.
The organization is calling on anyone who is able to support this work by donating to its Pet Care Assistance program.