The Laurens County Humane Society is
hoping that many caring folks put kittens at the top of their Christmas wish lists this year.
The non-profit has puppies and dogs available as usual, but the staff has launched a kitten sale in hopes of encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a pet to consider one of the numerous kittens.
“We still have 19 cats and kittens and we have started a ‘Clear the Shelter Sale,’” said Jill Mechling, a member of the board for the humane society. “We have so many kittens and some of them have been with us two and three months and longer.”
There are also adult cats available at the Poplar Street center in Clinton.
The adoption fee of $75 for one or $100 for two covers the many vet fees, surgeries, microchips and all necessary vaccinations.
“All our adoptable cats have had their spay or neutering surgeries, and the cost also covers all their veterinary visit fees in addition to age-appropriate vaccines, flea prevention, deworming and medicines for occasional illnesses,” Mechling said.
Like most non-profits during the pandemic, the Laurens County Humane Society’s typical low funding has been exacerbated by the large number of kittens they’ve been caring for since they have had fewer adoptions than normal.
“We are going through kitten food fast, so if anyone wants to leave donations at the front door, we use the Purina One Healthy Kitten food, cat toys and the pine pellet style litter,” Mechling said.
While someone is there weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Laurens County Humane Society asks that anyone interested in adoptions call 864-833-9060 and make an appointment.
Anyone can look at the pictures of adoptable cats, kittens and dogs, on the website of Facebook page’s Petfinder link, and adoption applications are located on the Laurens County Humane Society Facebook page.
Among the adoptable kittens are two which are partially blind and a blind kitten which is being fostered, and those would need to be indoor cats.
The center is located at 793 Poplar Street, Clinton, and the number is 864-833-9060.