The American Humane Association began promoting Adopt-A-Cat Month in 1975 to highlight overcrowding issues in shelters. The association estimates that roughly four million cats and kittens end up in shelters every year. "As a no-kill shelter, it's extremely important for us to continue finding forever homes for all of our animals. Among other things, it frees up space, allowing us to keep rescuing more dogs and cats," adds Marshall. On average, Operation Kindness adopts out 1,000 cats per year. Currently, it has roughly 70 adult cats and 35 kittens ready for adoption.
Operation Kindness has saved more than 75,000 animals since its inception, and it assists more than 3,000 dogs and cats each year. Learn more about Operation Kindness by calling 972-418-PAWS or by visiting http://www.operationkindness.org.