From the Humane Society of Harford County:
On September 21st from 11am – 2pm, The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) will be hosting the Grand Opening of Rescue Me! at Harford Mall, the region’s first deluxe cat adoption center and boutique located in a shopping mall. HSHC is sharing space with Baron’s K-9 Country Store, which will be offering numerous health oriented pet foods, products and gifts for dogs and cats.
Rescue Me! at Harford Mall was conceived due to the sheer number of cats and kittens entering the shelter each year. Last year, HSHC took in over 3,000 cats and kittens, and this year has been just as busy. The spring and summer months are especially challenging because of the increased numbers of kittens and pregnant mothers entering the shelter.
“Some people may be reluctant to visit an animal shelter or they simply aren’t aware that we have a shelter on Connolly Road in Harford County,” says Mary Leavens, Executive Director. “Our primary goal with this new endeavor is to offer a convenient adoption location and to find forever homes for as many adoptable cats and kittens as possible.”
Rescue Me! at Harford Mall will have a large selection of cats available for adoption, and the right one may just be waiting for you. Cats make wonderful companions:
– Unconditional love
– Boundless affection
– Hours of entertainment
– Undeniable cuteness
– Excellent snuggle buddy
– Initiator of smiles and laughter
– Looks of adoration
– Lots of purring
– Comfortable silences
– Great lap warmer on cold nights
– Loving support when times are tough
Plus, cats make you healthier and happier. For example, studies have shown that companion animals can help lower your blood pressure, reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes, improve your mood and help fight depression.
Adoption fees are as follows: $125 for kittens aged 8 weeks through 6 months; $95 for cats aged 7 months through 5 years; and $45 for cats 6 years and older. All cats and kittens adopted from Rescue Me! at Harford Mall and the shelter in Fallston include a rabies vaccination (if the pet is at least 4 months old), the first set of distemper shots, feline leukemia and AIDS testing, de-wormer, flea & tick preventative, a microchip for identification purposes, the spay or neuter procedure, and a general health exam. If the cat is not yet spayed or neutered, there is a $50 deposit for a HASP (Harford Animal Sterilization Program) certificate so the animal can be spayed or neutered. That fee is refunded upon completion of the procedure within 60 days (or 60 days after the animal reaches six months of age).
HSHC’s Rescue Me! at Harford Mall adoption center is down the hallway near Sears and between Visionworks and Men’s Wearhouse & Tuxedo. Our hours will be Monday through Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Holiday hours may vary. Harford Mall is located at 696 Bel Air Road, Bel Air, MD 21014.
To view the cats that are currently up for adoption at HSHC’s main location, visit www.harfordshelter.org or visit HSHC at 2208 Connolly Road in Fallston, MD.