BANGOR — The spring and summer seasons are very busy times at the Bangor Humane Society. Historically, during the month of May, BHS’ animal intake numbers typically reach 300 to 400 animals, a large jump from previous months.
Those numbers will stay steady through the summer months. In an effort to increase pet adoptions, and to prepare for the historic influx of animals, the humane society is offering discounted prices and promotions on feline adoptions through Saturday, May 24. All cats 7 months and older may be adopted for a fee of $10. All animals are vaccinated, behavior evaluated and spayed-neutered.
The adoption center currently has more than 60 cats available for adoption at the society, Petco and Petsmart, with more than 100 in process or residing in foster care. As available felines find new homes, those in process or ready to come back from foster care will be available for adoption over the next several weeks, including dozens of kittens. Additionally, the society will need to prepare for the consistent daily intake of new homeless pets.
This is the time of year also known as “kitten season,” as hundreds of female cats in community deliver litters of kittens. Over the next several months, hundreds of cats and kittens are expected to be surrendered by area residents. The number of owner-surrendered and stray pets finding residence at the humane society is expected to grow dramatically throughout the spring and summer months.
Adoptive families are needed to prevent the shelter from reaching capacity, which poses a health risk to the adoptive cat population. Bangor Humane Society is asking for help from the public to help find forever homes for all of the pets looking for a second chance. Those unable to adopt area asked to consider donating blankets, toys, litter, treats, food, etc.
Bangor Humane Society will host a kitten shower 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, to prepare foster families with needed supplies. The society will have several dozen kittens available for adoption at the kitten shower. Visit their Facebook page or call the shelter for details.