Reality star kitten “Sir Stuffington” helped to launch a two-day special animal adoption rate recently for Multnomah County residents visiting the Multnomah Building.
The one-eyed kitty whose recovery recently earned international headlines, was in the Hawthorne Building lobby on Nov. 14 to promote a $10 coupon offer for adoptions from Multnomah County Animal Services.
Sir Stuffington, who with the help of his foster mom Blaze Schaefer posed with dozens of fans, is not yet available for adoption. But several of his feline friends were available for adoption in the lobby on both Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 for people visiting the county building during the last two days before the Nov. 15 property tax deadline. At least two of the cats went home with happy owners, and one of Sir Stuffington's littermates was adopted the next day from the publicity.
Animal Services teamed with the county’s Division of Assessment, Recording & Taxation (DART) to provide the $10 adoption coupon offer.
“We firmly believe everybody needs a paw,” says DART Director Randy Walruff. “And seeing as Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 are our two most heavily-trafficked days of the year, we were happy to be partners with Animal Services in helping to promote animal adoptions.”
Adoptions -- along with foster parenting, volunteering and donating – are one of the key ways our community has helped Animal Services to achieve such groundbreaking gains in live release rates, says Animal Services Director Mike Oswald.
“We are always looking for ways to make it easy for people to adopt because it’s fun for the adopters and great for our animals,” Oswald said. “It takes all of us to care for our community’s animals, and we wanted to take this opportunity to make adopting more affordable.”
The coupons are valid through Nov. 1, 2014 for adoptions at the shelter (1700 W. Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale).
Adoption rates run as low as $25 for some dogs and $12 for some cats. A complete list of adoption rates is available on Animal Services' website.
Adoption fees include the following services: spay/neuter surgery; a first set of vaccinations, including rabies; a health exam at the shelter and at a veterinary clinic; a pet license; a microchip and a FeLV/FIV test for cats.