Hinsdale Humane Society pushes no-fee feline adoption
Peaches holds still as Tangerine gives her a thorough grooming at the Hinsdale Humane Society. The organization hopes more cats will be adopted if it waives its adoption fee for felines 1 year or older. | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 16, 2012 6:04AM
HINSDALE — The Hinsdale Humane Society is hoping a new no-fee adoption policy will increase adoptions of its cats.
Starting in November, the organization waived the adoption fee for cats 1 year or older.
“We always have plenty of cats to pick from,” said Pam Salomone, the society’s special events director.
The adoption fees for cats and kittens ranged from $50 to $175. Senior citizens, however, were not charged a fee to adopt older cats.
To promote the no-fee feline policy, the humane society recently held an Open House. People who adopted a cat during the Nov. 3 event received a gift bag filled with pet treats and toys.
Although plenty of guests attended the Open House, only two adopted an older cat that weekend. Two younger cats, 6 and 9 months old, and three dogs, however were adopted, Salomone said.
Workers at the humane society hope some of the visitors will return to take home a new pet.
Stop by the Hinsdale Humane Society to meet available cats or see them online at www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org.
The Hinsdale Humane Society is located at 22 N. Elm Street in Hinsdale. Regular business hours are 2-8 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.