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Lowndes Co. Humane Society to hold cat adoption event Saturday

Candace Wakefield holding one of the cats available for adoption, Baxter Candace Wakefield holding one of the cats available for adoption, Baxter
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Lowndes County Humane Society may not be overwhelmed with cats now, but as they get more and more cats coming in they need people to come out and adopt the cats.

Otherwise, they will get overwhelmed.

Many residents in Valdosta and Lowndes County aren't aware that the Humane Society exists though, and that's why the Humane Society is having an open house.

"The cat adoption is from 10 [a.m.] until 2 [p.m.] We've got some beautiful kitties, very sweet cats," pointed out Candace Wakefield, Lowndes County Humane Society Operations Coordinator.

They have six cats, to be exact, including one named Baxter.

"This is Baxter. He's a one year-old tabby, he's very playful and he loves all people. He'd be good with children, he's good with other cats," Wakefield described as she held Baxter in her arms.

The adoption fee is $85. That covers everything the cat needs to be ready for adoption.

"They have all been either spayed or neutered, micro chipped, and they have their rabies shot. So, they've gotten everything that they need," explained Wakefield.

Wakefield reminds people though that this Saturday isn't the only option for people looking to adopt one of the humane society's cats.

"Here at the humane society, Monday through Friday from 9 [a.m.] until 2 [p.m.], we're open where we can adopt out kitties. So, it's not just necessarily the open house," said Wakefield. "If they come by and they want to adopt a kitty, we can do it during the week days."

Just make sure you're serious about adopting though.

"There's things you have to do," pointed out Wakefield, "make sure you feed 'em and water 'em and clean out their litter box. Just make sure that you're gonna be their family."

And hopefully, because of this weekend's open house, the six cats the humane society currently has, and all the cats that come through in the future, will be able to find that purrrfect family.

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