RHSPCA is About to Exceed Capacity

The Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA has reached maximum capacity on cats and needs your help. Yesterday was an especially busy day at the RHSPCA with 25 animals taken into care. The shelter has taken in 243 cats and kittens in the last 30 days.

The RHSPCA has 371 cats in their care. The majority of them are kittens in foster care that are too young to be adopted. The shelter has seen an increasing number of kittens being brought into their care over the last couple of weeks and is now at risk of exceeding their capacity to house them.

“Having 23 cats and kittens brought to us in a single day is more than we can handle this time of the year. People find young kittens and want to help them without realizing they may be putting the kittens at risk by separating them from their mothers. Please visit our website or call us before you bring any cats to the shelter.”, said Huck Nawaz, Executive Director at the RHSPCA.

The RHSPCA wants the public to know:

Just because you see kittens outside does not mean they need to be brought to a shelter.
Visit www.rhspca.org/outdoorcats or call the RHSPCA at 540-434-5270 before bringing them to us.
The RHSPCA is offering free spay or neuter surgeries for cats in Rockingham County.

Adoption fees have been reduced by 50% for all animals to help create space in the shelter:

  • Dogs: $100
  • Cats (six months and older): $25
  • Kittens (under six months old): $50
“Our greatest need right now is for the public to recognize that we need to keep space open in the shelter for animals truly in need. Healthy cats and kittens should not be brought to us just because they are outside.”, said Nawaz.

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