Less than a week left to take advantage of a special promotion for cat adoptions this month at the City of Columbia Animal Shelter.
The regular adoption price is $68, but that's discounted to only $25 for cats one year or older.
Animal Shelter Director Marli Drum says adult cats are often overlooked because people tend to go for the kittens first.
“When you get an adult cat, you kind of get an idea of the personality right away,” Drum says. “And truth be told, kittens are adorable, but they're only kittens for a very short period of time and then you do have an adult cat.
“The adults are just a little easier to settle right in. They want to hang out with you. People might believe that cats are very solitary; they actually enjoy the company of not only people, but each other.”
Drum says the special $25 adoption fee still includes the full preparation.
The cats have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and they've had a health exam.
And there's typically two or three dozen to choose from.
The Columbia Animal Shelter is located on Humane Lane, off Shop Road near I-77, and is open Monday through Saturday.