Does the idea of Black Friday, the annual discount department store spectacular, get you salivating at the prospect of scoring a deal? Nattily, this year the ASPCA are planning to tap into the collective bargain-chasing consciousness by running their own twist on the occasion. Titled Cat Friday, the event is your chance to adopt a cat or kitten with up to all of the the usual fees waived.
Here is a picture of Happy, a four-year-old cat who will be up for grabs.
Cat Friday will take place at the ASPCA's New York City adoption center on Friday November 25th, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The deal breaks down like this: Cats that are over one year old will be available for adoption fee-free, while kittens that have reached a perky age somewhere between four months and a year will see the usual $125 adoption cost knocked down to a bargain-tastic $50. (If you don't find your ideal match on the day, you can also purchase a voucher for a future discount.) Freebies like cat scratchers and travel bowls will also be given out.
Here's another couple of fine felines that you could soon be welcoming into your home, Galexi (two-and-a-half years old) and the stately-looking Chuck (two years old).
Talking about Cat Friday, Gail Buchwald, the senior vice president of the ASPCA Adoption Center, says, "We encourage bringing a pet into the home at this time of year and we're all looking forward to Cat Friday." She adds that you can check out more comprehensive details about the ASPCA adoption process over at their website
Here's two more cats you could meet on the day, Teresa (who is a dignified seven) and Florsheim (who has amassed two-and-a-half years of worldly experience).
Personally, I think it would have been cute to add a black cat discount twist to the Cat Friday spectacular, especially with the hardship that black cats often face
when it comes to securing a new home. But anything that encourages people to adopt responsibly is to be welcomed. Bring on Cat Friday!About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world's foremost expert on rappers' cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it's not quite what you think it is.