Oak Ridge animal shelter offers half price adoptions on all black cats

By: WVLT staff
By: WVLT staff
The city of Oak Ridge will have half price adoptions on all black cats beginning June 10 through June 30.

Photo courtesy Oak Ridge Animal Shelter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Oak Ridge will offer half-price adoptions on all black cats beginning June 10 through June 30. Adoption prices for these cats will be $55 instead of the normal price of $110.

Robin Smith, who serves as a volunteer spokesman for the Oak RIdge Animal Shelter, says it's something the shelter does occasionally.

"It's tougher to get black dogs and cats adopted; they don't photograph well," Smith said. "We want to give all animals an equal shot."

Smith said the shelter did half-price adoptions on all animals earlier this year and had a high adoption rate; they hope to see the same thing happen with their cats.

The City of Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (865) 425-3423.


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