By Tracey Leong

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland animal shelters will be offering free cat adoptions during kitten season, a time when shelters are overcrowded with homeless litters.

This is the first time different shelters in the state are teaming up, with a goal of getting more than 2,000 cats adopted throughout the month of July. Eighteen are participating in the initiative.

“We’re calling it the Maryland 2,000 because we have a really lofty goal and that’s to find homes for 2,000 of them, and it’s such a busy time for shelters across Maryland during the summer months, that’s when we receive most of the unwanted cats and kittens,” says Tina Regester, with the Maryland SPCA.

“A new pet, there’s expenses involved,” says Patty Quimby of the Talbot Humane Society. “Going for a wellness exam, buying new supplies, toys, beds, litter pans. All of that costs money, so waiving the fee helps new pet owners get a jump on all of those things.”

“We’re all dealing with the same issue, all want to find the guys some loving homes,” says Jennifer Brause, of BARCS.

If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, contact your local shelter.

CLICK HERE for a list of shelters participating in Maryland 2000.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access
Download Our App

Watch & Listen LIVE