St. Catty's Day at the Frederick County Animal Shelter

As part of the celebration, people can adopt in exchange for a donation

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - The Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter is celebrating their 10th anniversary by hosting a "St. Catty's Day" open house on Saturday.

As part of the celebration, instead of paying a $30 adoption fee, people will be allowed to adopt a spayed or neutered cat in exchange for a donation.

The best part is, donations do not have to be monetary. They can be any sort of pet supply or shelter need.

The shelter receives about 4,000 animals a year and currently, they have approximately 30 dogs and 70 cats.

"We are hosting St. Catty's Day because a lot of shelters and rescues when it starts warming up in April, May, that's when we get bombarded with pregnant cats and kittens," said Kamryn Dixon with the Frederick County Animal Shelter. "We're housing all of them so we'd like to already find these guys that are spayed and neutered a home so we have more room for kittens and cats this summer."

Another St. Catty's Fay and celebration event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Light refreshments will be served.


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