Oct. 29, 2012. Did you know there are more than nine reasons you might be healthier when sharing your life with cats, or that for $9 you can become part of a nationwide life-saving movement? Adopt a feline friend from Avery County Humane Society during the special “9 Lives for $9,” adoption event and you become part of something important.
Come meet the adoptable cats and adolescent kittens rescued by Avery County Humane Society on Nov. 1 as part of a promotion from Nov. 1-20 across the United States, supported by national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society. The 9 Lives for $9 adoption event also was funded in part by PetSmart Charities® and the lost revenue to the shelter by The Bill and Kathy Avery Charitable Trust.
“For nine days in November we are making it so easy for people to meet our fabulous felines who are ready to go home with you. And for just $9, you can save a cat who could end up saving you,” said Bill Avery. “Every day 9,000 animals are killed in shelters simply because they don’t have homes. Just by adopting a cat or two, everyone can be part of the nationwide movement to end the killing of adoptable, treatable animals.”
“When you perform the lifesaving act of adopting cats, your life is better too,” Avery said. “You are bringing purring balls of love into your home that can help you lower your risk of a heart attack, boost your immune system, reduce your blood pressure and a whole host of other health benefits, too. Plus, if laughter is the best medicine, cats can provide a daily dose with their antics or just snuggle up and let you know everything’s going to be okay.”
This adoption event is part of Best Friends Animal Society’s national mission of No More Homeless Pets®, which aims to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Avery County Humane Society is a participating member of the No More Homeless Pets® Network, a program of Best Friends Animal Society, offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.
For more information visit Avery County Humane Society or call 828-733-2333.
** “17 Health Benefits of Owning a Cat,” FutureMedica, http://mritechnicianschools.net/2010/17-health-benefits-of-owning-a-cat/
Avery County Humane Society is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals in Avery County.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society® is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible through a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.
About PetSmart Charities
Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).