Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bursting at its Seams, Alaska Humane Society Needs Help
The Alaska Humane Society is hoping Alaskans will open their hearts and homes to some of the 200 cats they have in their no-kill shelter. But, in order to stay open they need to raise money to renovate their building or the city could shut them down.
The Alaska Humane Society has a big problem on its hands, too many cats and not enough cash. The shelter needs to sink some major money into renovating its building or the city could shut them down. Workers worry that if that happens they may have to put down many of the cats as well.
The shelter has a “no kill” policy, which means they don’t turn animals away and they don’t put them down. Of the 200 or more cats at the shelter right now some are feral and non-adoptable. Many were dropped off in the middle of the night. The shelter is so full now that they can’t take any more.
Workers want to reduce the number of cats at the shelter with a special adoption fair on Saturday September 24th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Adoptable cats will be available for $85 dollars for one or $150 dollars for a pair. All of the animals are spade or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
The Adopt A Cat Fair takes place at the shelter, which is located in the back of a warehouse complex.
The address is 1224 E. 76th Avenue.
In addition, the shelter is trying to raise money for an expensive ventilation system the city says it needs to keep its operating license. Workers say they need to raise at least 60 thousand dollars by early December in order to have the work done and stay open.
The fundraising effort is taking place on line. You can find them at www.adopt-a-cat.org
They also have information there on the adoption fair.