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Santa Cruz Animal Shelter to Offer Special Adoption Prices for Cats

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is offering special adoption prices for kittens and cats through the end of the month, according to shelter officials.

Because of a high volume of cats and kittens, shelter officials want to ensure that the pets are offered a second chance at a "forever home."

According to the shelter, normal adoption fees for felines range from $55 to $120, but with the July special, those wishing to adopt can get kittens under a year old for $60, adult cats for $35 and senior cats over the age of 6 for $20.

"Adopting a shelter animal not only saves a life, it also opens up precious space in our shelters for Santa Cruz County's neediest animals," Melanie Sobel, general manager for the shelter, said in a statement.

Adoption fees include spaying or neutering, initial worming and vaccinations, rabies vaccine for felines over three months, microchipping, feline leukemia virus testing for kittens over six months and a cardboard cat carrier.

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