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Felines need a Valentine at Pet Placement Center

Those looking for true love can find it in Red Bank, where cuddly cats and kittens await someone to love and care for them at the Pet Placement Center.

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Pet Placement Center Executive Director Kerry Moyers-Horton holds Cactus Blossom, while Micro sits in back and Tumbleweed sits in front. The cats are available for adoption at the Be Mine Feline event at PPC on the outskirts of Red Bank.

In its role as matchmaker, the center is hosting a Be Mine Feline event Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when adoptions for cats and kittens will be half price all day. Normally, cat adoptions cost $40 for a cat age 6 months or older and $90 for a cat younger than six months.

Sixty cats are housed inside the Pet Placement Center cat condo rooms with about 35 more in foster homes all awaiting adoptions.

“All the cats in house are available for adoption,” said Executive Director Kerry Moyers-Horton. “Benefits to owning a cat is it lowers your stress level. Just petting a cat is relaxing. They are very easy maintenance to take care of and less expensive than dogs.”

All PPC cats are spayed and neutered, vaccinated, flea treated, dewormed and tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

“The more we adopt out the more we can take in,” said Moyers-Horton. “We take owner surrenders from people. We pull from the Humane Educational Society, the Cleveland Animal Shelter and Catoosa County Animal Shelter. We also work with rescues to take pets in.”

Pet Placement Center recommends owning two cats; that way the pets can play together and keep one another company, she said.

“It’s good for kids to be introduced to pets early,” said Moyers-Horton. “We recommend an older cat for young kids under age 5. It’s great for them to see cats and what it means to take care of them.”

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