Three Cat-Related Events to Check Out


Considering adopting a feline friend? The Sacramento SPCA is joining forces with the ASPCA and Fresh Step Litter for the Fee-Waived Cat Adoption Campaign. The SSPCA will waive the normal $85 adoption fee during the campaign, which starts this Thursday, June 16, and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 31.
The campaign celebrates Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, which takes place in June. Stop by the SSPCA—which is located at 6201 Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento; phone: (916) 383-7387—on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet animal behaviorist Val Masters, who will be on hand offering tips and advice on pet care.  Another way to help: Through July 31, you can “like” Fresh Step’s Facebook page and when you do, Fresh Step will donate $1 to the ASPCA to help expand cat adoption programs. (Fresh Step is also donating $1,000 to the SSPCA to help local cats.)
On Saturday, June 18, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary will be holding its annual Kitten-Adopt-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Extra Space Storage located at 3000 C St. (30th and B streets) in East Sacramento. There will be prizes, giveaways (including free kitten food with adoption while supplies last) and refreshments. The kittens range from 12 weeks to 6 months, so the cuteness factor is quite high. Adoption fees are $50 for one kitten and $60 for a pair. For more information call (916) 556-1155 or e-mail
One more way to support the kitties—and this one does not involve adoptions necessarily)—is to attend FieldHaven Feline Rescue’s Classics, Cats and Cabernet event this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. This fundraiser has something for everyone: classic cars, boats, music, live and silent auctions, wine, food and, of course, cats. Proceeds from the $45 ticket support FieldHaven’s efforts. FieldHaven is located at 2754 Ironwood Lane in Lincoln. For more information, call (916) 434-6022. FYI, FieldHaven is our featured shelter on this month’s Pet of the Month. Check it out here. Go to the Sac Mag’s Goodie Bag now through Wednesday at 2 p.m. for a chance to win a pair of tickets.