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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Dual Donations Fuel Free Cat Adoptions at Pocatello Animal Shelter

Pocatello Animal Services

Thanks to a pair of benefactors, the Pocatello Animal Shelter is looking to end National Adopt-a-Cat month on a high note. For the month of June, The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter have been helping to bring the cost of adopting a cat from the shelter down to $35 from the typical $90 price tag. Recently, Councilman Jim Johnston and his wife Karen pledged $1,000 to the facility, earmarking it specifically to provide for free cat adoptions. “Karen and I are thrilled to help in a small way to bring these deserving animals into their forever homes,” said Councilman Johnston. On June 25, the first 28 cats to be adopted will be leaving their temporary home free of charge. Any cats adopted after the 28 is reached will be able to go home for the Adopt-a-Cat month price of $35. “We’d like to thank Karen, Councilman Johnston, and The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter for their generosity,” said Richard Stewart, Animal Services Director. “Because of their selfless gifts, the lives of nearly 30 pets will be changed forever.” The adoption includes vaccinations, microchip implant, City license, collar, carrier, and more. The adoption process takes between 15 and 30 minutes. During the adoption, potential pet parents are screened by shelter staff to help ensure the cat will be a good fit in the new home and the necessary paperwork is filled out. For more information on Pocatello Animal Services, visit or like the Pocatello Animal Services Facebook page at

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