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Find That Purrfect Friend For Your Own Perfect Adoption Fee

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is giving potential adopters a chance to name their own adoption fee for all cats age 6 months or older from Wednesday, August 1, through Sunday, August 5.

With an extremely high volume of cats during this summer "kitten season," when huge numbers of kittens arrive weekly, WHS is calling on the community to help save lives by adopting a cat (or even two cats) in need, and as an incentive, you can choose what you'd like to pay to bring your feline(s) home.

Hundreds of cats are seeking their forever homes, including those in the attached photos: Gidget, Sicily, Simba, Sylvester and Tweetie (those two are so bonded, they're hoping to be adopted together)

Adoption counselors will answer questions, and all the usual matchmaking procedures will remain in effect to ensure the animals find the best homes possible, and that their adoptive owners will be happy and satisfied.

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Love kittens? The Washington Humane Society (WHS) needs your help! You can help save lives by providing space and care for the more than 70 kittens in need during this busy summer season.

In the last week alone we have taken in over 75 kittens and 40 adult cats. As the open admission shelter in the District, we never turn away an animal who needs our help, but our space and resources are limited. We are calling on our caring community to provide an invaluable, life-saving service by simply opening your hearts and homes to kittens in need for a little while as we seek permanent homes for them.

WHS Needs Foster Homes For Kittens

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  The Washington Humane Society is hoping you've got room in your home for a tiny bundle of purr this summer.

WHS is asking area residents to help ease the overcrowding in its adoption centers by providing temporary foster care to homeless kittens. Individuals, families, and businesses can help save lives by providing space and care for the more than 75 kittens currently in need during this busy summer season.

Foster volunteers are vital to the WHS community. Each time an animal is taken out of the adoption center and placed into a foster home, it provides space for another animal who needs special care and attention, and gives the foster pet a glimpse of what life will be like in that future forever home.

Washington Humane Society Names Adoption Center Adopt Force One

WASHINGTON (WUSA)- The Washington Humane Society (WHS) has  named its new mobile adoption center Adopt Force One.

WHS took a poll on Facebook to see what the public would like the center to be named.

WHS finds the name to be "incredibly fun and fitting for DC's animals."

The vehicle transports DC animals around the metropolitan area to help them find homes. this fall.

Sixteen animals have already found their homes directly from the mobile adoption center, WHS says. 

Adopt Force One will be part of an "Elect to Adopt DC-All Pawlitics is Local" campaign to encourage more local WHS adoptions, WHS says.

Adopt Force One will make its debut August 25 at the Washington Redskins'  first pre-season home game against the Indianapolis Colts. 

The vehicle will be in the parking lot for "tail-gating" at every home game this season, WHS says.