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A "Giant" Event at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

Adoption special on our GIANT cats!

Are you a Giant’s fan? Do you love everything Giant? Then we have a special offer for you — all of our giant cats (and we have some big ones) will be on special this weekend, May 12 and 13, for just $45. Bring your mother down and let her select a cat companion for Mother’s Day so she can’t complain about how lonely she is anymore. Tell her she can think of you as she pets her new BFF.

People often comment on the size of our cats up for adoption.  We do grow them bigger in Rohnert Park! Not on purpose of course, but being in a cage doesn’t allow for a lot of exercise and I do believe that cats eat out of stress and boredom — just like we do.

So any cat that is at the shelter for any period of time gradually loses his waistline and fills out. Fortunately we don’t charge by the pound and our adoption fees have nothing to do with girth! If you want to feel like you are getting your money’s worth, come on by and check out some of our bigger cats. Warning though — some may need two laps for total comfort!

Average cats weigh around 9-10 lbs although the bigger breeds like Maine Coons and Norwegian Forest Cats can get up to 18-20 lbs. We currently have 10 cats over 10 pounds including three that are 15 or more pounds. Usually big cats have placid, lazy personalities and are gentle easy-going cats and that is certainly true of Tommy, Missy, Elvis and Houdini. These are just four of our biggest lovers in the shelter right now.

Tommy came to us as a stray and we’re guessing him to be around six years old. You would think that his family would notice the absence of 16 pounds of orange fur! He is more round than muscular and is currently on a diet, which we hope a new parent would continue. Carrying around extra weight is just as unhealthy for cats as for people. He is very sweet and would enjoy a quiet home.

Missy, an 8-year-old black and white Shorthair, was given up by her family when they were moving. They must have shown their love with food as she came in weighing 15-1/2 pounds! She is still adjusting to life at the shelter but is calm and sweet and has started a flirtation with her look-alike, Elvis.

Elvis is king of the shelter weighing in at just over 17 pounds. He has a heartbreak song — a senior himself at about 10 years old, Elvis lived with an older person who passed away and no one in the family could take him in. He is still active and affectionate and has many years of love to give (although a diet would help ensure a longer lifespan!).

Houdini is the sweetest tempered cat we have right now. A 3-1/2 year old long-hair black cat, he absolutely loves kids and naturally goes to them for attention. It’s quite a sight to see this 14-1/2 pounder trying to fit on a small lap, but he sure tries! 

These are just a few of the many hefty felines available right now. Come check them out this weekend, take advantage of our "Giant fever" and take one home for only $45. Broken down by price per pound you can see this is quite a deal and the bonus is — these wonderful cats will give you years of love in return!

Upcoming events:

Meet the Bunny: Second Saturday of each month (next one is May 12) from 1-5:30 p.m. Meet our adoptable rabbits, ask care questions of our knowledgeable volunteers, and shop our bunny boutique for fresh hay, rabbit toys and accessories. Bring your rabbit for a free nail trim.

Kidz ‘n Critters Summer Camp: Flyer and applications are now available at the shelter or online. Offering seven one-week sessions for different ages, from 2 to 7th grades. Camps run from 8:30-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Educational and loads of fun — perfect for the little animal lover in the family!

Fix-It Clinics: Still happening monthly — all cats of low-income Rohnert Park and Cotati residents altered (spayed or neutered) for FREE; dogs for $60. Call 707-588-3531 for an appointment.

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