NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A special animal adoption event is taking place in Norfolk this weekend.
The Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Kitty Palooza Thursday through Sunday at the animal shelter on Sabre Road off Military Highway.
The event allows attendees to adopt cats, dogs, bunnies and other pets at a reduced rate.
Animal workers recommend families adopt two cats so they have company when their owners are not at home. It also helps with the lack of room at the Norfolk shelter for animals.
"The summer is tough in every shelter, especially an open access shelter like ours," said Barbara Hays with the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center. "We can get anywhere from 400 to 500 cats a month, so while this event is wonderful, it is a drop in the bucket for the number of cats needing homes, and we can't keep them all stacked in cages. So, if they're not adopted or they are not healthy, they are humanely euthanized."
The center will offer an additional discount on adoptions for anyone who wears tie-dye to the 70s themed event.
The event is sponsored by The Petco Foundation and the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center.
"We are pleased that our partnership with the Petco Foundation makes reduced adoption fees for the is special event possible and continues our mutual goal of finding forever homes for our shelter animals," said FNACC Chairperson Linda Davis in a press release.
During last year's Kitty Palooza, 150 cats found new homes. Workers hope more will be adopted this year.
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