A small group of kittens and cats will travel from the Washington Animal Rescue League to Silver Spring’s Living Ruff pet boutique this Saturday. Their mission? To charm some potential adopters into giving them new homes. The cats, accompanied by WARL volunteers, will also act as feline ambassadors, inviting visitors to make the short drive to the League’s DC shelter and meet even more cats who are looking for good homes.
The League usually chooses about half a dozen cats and kittens to go on these outings. Barring any last-minute substitutions, two of this week’s hopeful home seekers will be Smith and Socrates. Smith is a handsome 2-year-old domestic shorthair who can be recognized by the jaunty corkscrew at the tip of his tail. He’s a fun-loving, easy-going guy who would love to be someone’s personal assistant. At just 11 months old, Socrates is a young philosopher who needs a quiet home where he can ponder some of the more perplexing questions about life. This somewhat shy boy sports long gray fur and inquisitive eyes. He came to the League when his family could no longer afford to heat their home.
Cat adoption fees at WARL are being waived from now through September because there are so many cats in need of homes and the League wants to help as many of them as possible. Adoptable cats are spayed or neutered, have been vaccinated, and have received medical and behavioral evaluations.
The adoption event takes place this Saturday, April 10, from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Living Ruff, located at 8517 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Adopters can also visit the League’s DC shelter located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW.