How much is that kitty in the window? Free!



When hes not pestering us, Edmund enjoys napping with his face in the carpet.
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • When he's not pestering us, Edmund enjoys napping with his face in the carpet.

When our little orange cat Edmund misbehaves, my husband jokingly reminds me that "total cat replacement" comes at a small cost.

Which brings up two points. First, my husband plays "tough guy" pretty well considering how often I catch him cooing at that cat like a fool. Second, cats do pack a lot of adorable for a very good price. Especially this weekend. Because this weekend they're free.

As it turns out, people have been pretty distracted by the fact that the state is basically burning down. So much so, that they've forgotten how much they really want to adopt a cat. Thus, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Since there'e no more room at the shelter, "total cat replacement" is now free. Free. You hear that, Edmund? Better be good tonight.


— 100 kitties (general population, not Black Forest Fire strays) in need of good homes —

June 27, 2013 Colorado Springs, CO — Summer months always mean a deluge of kitties at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR), but the understandable decrease in adoptions during the Black Forest Fire has resulted in HSPPR housing more felines than usual. So to end Adopt a Shelter Cat Month on a strong note and give busy adopters one more chance to pick out the purr-fect feline friend, HSPPR is having a cat sale June 29 and 30. All cat adoptions will be free, including kittens, at the 610 Abbot Lane location.

Why the influx? Families often move during the summertime and find they can’t take their pets with them. Strays are more likely to be out and about, so they get picked up and brought in. Not to mention the overwhelming litters of kittens coming through our doors on a daily basis. HSPPR usually takes in around 20 cats per day during the summer months, and we currently have 100 cats available for adoption. We need our adopters more than ever to give our cats new families to love and to make space for more felines to become available.

“An adoption sale like this allows us to manage our cat population,” said President and CEO Jan McHugh-Smith. “If your family has been considering adopting a cat, this is a wonderful time because getting cats out of the shelter and into great homes will help us save so many more lives.”

Who: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

What: Free Cat Adoptions to Close Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

When: Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30

Where: HSPPR, 610 Abbot Lane

Why: To find as many fantastic homes as possible for our kitties, and to make room for more homeless felines. To see who’s available or to take the Meet Your Match quiz, visit

Fine print: Offer only applies to cats at 610 Abbot Lane location. A $15 cat licensing fee may apply. A $50 refundable sterilization deposit required by law for non-sterilized cats. Offer valid Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 only.

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