Shelter Cats Have A Festive Photo Shoot To Help Them Find Homes For The Holidays

The staff and volunteers at Maryland’s Anne Arundel County Animal Control shelter know that the kitties in their care want just one thing this holiday season – loving homes.

That’s why they dolled them up in their most festive feline finery for an adorable photo shoot. As if that weren’t enough, they are also offering FREE cat adoptions this month!

Just yesterday, a precious big-eared tabby by the name of Bert became the one thousandth cat adopted from the shelter during 2016. Although the staff are excited for young Bert (whose new adopter is also named Bert!) they would love to see some of the older kitties meet their human soulmates, too.

To help make that Christmas wish a reality, they are waiving their adoption fees – which include spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, microchip and license – for qualified adopters. Check out AACAC’s adoption requirements here.

These adult and senior kitties have just as much love to give as kittens and they have the added bonus of having already learned their meal-time and litterbox manners.

When you adopt a grown-up cat you don’t have to worry about that playful purring kitten aging into a crabby hiss-machine. Adult and senior cats have already formed their personalities, so what you see is what you get!

Plus, they tend to have quite a bit more wisdom and character to offer than their younger counterparts. Booker-T has a mysteriously crumpled ear and bright, intelligent eyes. It’s clear that he has been around the block a time or two. Now he’s ready to settle in and bask in his retirement.

Just because older cats are more mellow than kittens certainly doesn’t mean that they are lazy or boring. Adult and senior cats love to play and they tend to do so more gently than babies since they are more aware of their teeth and claws. Take Cannon for example, there is definitely a look of mischief in those eyes!

If you think your home may have space to make a cat’s holiday dreams come true, contact the AACAC shelter by calling (410) 222-8900 or sending an email to

If you live nearby you can visit these distinguished felines at 411 Maxwell Frye Road in Millersville, MD.

Be sure to share this post – because every cat deserves a warm place to call home.

Featured Images via Facebook/Friends of Anne Arundel Animal Control, inc. 

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