Updated, June 30: More than a dozen cats found their humans during Thursday's "Kitty Hall" adoption event in City Hall Park. It was the first-ever pet adoption put on by a city mayor.
“Kitty Hall is a purr-fect example of our commitment to animal welfare, and we are thrilled that 16 cats found new, loving homes," Olivia Lapeyrolerie, a spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio told Metro.
Original story, June 28: Depending on your political bent, you might be inclined to say that City Hall has gone to the dogs — but on Thursday, it’ll be all about the felines for the first-ever adoption event put on by a New York City mayor.
To commemorate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, “Kitty Hall” will run from 4:30-6 p.m. in City Hall Park and feature available kittens and cats.
The event is a joint effort between Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Community Affairs Unit, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Animal Care Centers of NYC and the ASPCA.
In addition to more cute kitties than you can probably handle, “Kitty Hall” will also provide attendees with information on foster and volunteer opportunities.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in finding your fur-ever feline friend:
Adoption costs: $25-$125
Includes: Vaccinations, spay/neuter, testing for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), pre-registered microchip, collar, ID tag and voucher for a free first exam at a participating vet
Adopters: Must be 18 or older with a photo ID and proof of current address.