SPCA Florida volunteers will depart Sunday, January 19th, to drive 40+ homeless cats and kittens to their new home in Maine. In partnership with Maine no-kill shelters, staff and volunteers will welcome the cats and kittens on Monday, January 20th. The felines will be fully vetted and spayed or neutered according to an agreement between the no-kill organizations.
“We are very pleased with this partnership. Here in Maine, many people have pets and the culture of pet adoption is very strong. Cats, – especially kittens – are adopted very quickly. In fact, there is often a line outside our Adoption Center doors the morning kittens become available. Together with SPCA Florida, we’re able to save even more lives and help more Mainers find their new feline family member,” said Jen Adkins, Animal Welfare Society Transport Program Manager. Transports to approved shelters in northern states who need kittens is one-way SPCA Florida is saving lives.
Kristen Mitchell, Transport Coordinator for Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland said, “We know that collaboration is the key to advancing animal welfare across the country and we are so proud to work with SPCA Florida to help pets in need. This live-saving journey will end with pets in loving homes here in Maine.” Additional collaborative efforts are underway that include partnerships in Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois.
Brittni Flemming, SPCA Florida Operations Manager, stated, “The fact that everyone can work together for the good of the animals shows how far we have come and how much farther together we can go.”
SPCA Florida is asking for financial, foster, and adoption support. To help, go online at www.spcaflorida.org and donate, foster or check out our available dogs and cats.
About SPCA Florida
Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the community, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 6,000 homeless animals entering our doors each year. Open to the public, our McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.