by Dennis Dalman
Facebook posting just might be the cat’s meow.
Members of the Tri-County Humane Society, based in St. Cloud, are hoping so, anyway.
They are promoting “Cat Marathon: A Race to the Adoption Line.” Each adoptable cat and kitten will be posted on the humane society’s facebook page. Viewers should click “SHARE” to promote favorite cats and kittens on their own facebook walls. As soon as the creatures are adopted, humane-society volunteers will announce the adoption dates and the time it took to get them adopted from facebook posting to final adoption. The goal is to get each cat or kitten adopted within a week from the time of the posting.
The need for adoptions is crucial. The Tri-County Humane Society is currently caring for 107 felines, 52 of which are available for adoption. As if that’s not crucial enough, there are 59 felines scheduled to arrive at the society in the next week or so, but there is no extra room to put them. Foster homes could help, but adopters could help even more.
Organizers of the adopt-the-cat program via facebook sites do not themselves have to be cat lovers, but they can help save cats’ and kittens’ lives by posting them on their facebooks.
The current adoption promotions at the Tri-County Humane Society are these:
Kittens under 6 months are two for the price of one.
Cats that are 6 months or older can be had by adopters naming their own price.
Cats 2 years old or older are free for seniors, veterans and any military personnel.
For more information, call the Tri-County Humane Society Shelter at 320-252-0896 or stop in for a visit.
To participate in the facebook adoption effort, visit the society’s facebook at www.facebook.com/tricountyhumanesociety. Then follow directions to get your favorite cats shared on your own facebook pages.