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04/28/2017
By: Tina M.
Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary
I was a cat whose owner recently went into a nursing home due to Alzheimer's disease. The lady on the phone was rude and said because the cat was 13 and was urinating around the house he was unadoptable. They apparently only help young well behaved cats. The lady cut me off and didn't want to hear my story. She seemed to think I sas a bad person. I probably know alot more about rescue than she does. She recommended taking the cat to a vet for euthanasia. This place is a regular but glorified cat only animal shelter. The lady offered no other help or solutions.
06/07/2014
By: rhenriott
Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary
Such friendly staff. Great prices on organized rummaging. Love that the money goes to help the cats.
Tips & Advices
Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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