Guam – It’s a great time to adopt a cat! Guam Animals In Need will be cutting the adoption fees by 50% in June to celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month. GAIN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates the only animal shelter on Guam.
If you’ve ever considered adopting a furry little purry friend from GAIN, this month could be the perfect time to take the plunge. The adoption process is relatively painless.
The adoption process begins by selecting the kitten or cat that you want to join your home. GAIN has a Facebook page where you can view some of the furry guests but, the shelter has many intakes each day and the Facebook page does not necessarily have photos of all the guests. You will eventually have to take a trip to the Yigo Animal Shelter which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year.
Once you’ve selected the kitty of your dreams, you will need to fill out an adoption form that is available at the shelter office or www.guamanimals.org. This form will ask you things about where you live; how you intend to house your new pet; and if you have another pet, who is your veterinarian? Usually, the staff will let you know if you’ve been approved as an adoptive parent within a few days.
The non-refundable adoption fee during the month of June is $30. This is payable once you’ve been approved and includes an identification chip that will be inserted into the kitty so if he/she ever gets lost, the chip will provide the shelter with your contact information. If the cat hasn’t been sterilized, an appointment will be made at the veterinarian’s clinic of your choice and you will be able to pick up your new friend from the vet’s office near the end of the appointment day.
A cat or kitten can be a wonderful addition to your home especially if you take the time to make sure you adopt the perfect fit. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the shelter and one of the Animal Caretakers or the Office Manager will be happy to answer your questions. The phone number is 653-GAIN (4246). GAIN also provides education to the community about animals and animal issues. If you are interested in having a GAIN presentation delivered for your school or business, the shelter office can give your information to a GAIN Education Chairperson.
For more information call Valerie Bock 483-6455.
Cutline for attached photo: This pretty cat is waiting to be adopted by a family that will care for him forever. The cost to adopt cats during Adopt-A-Cat month have been reduced by 50% at Guam Animals In Need.