Happy news about animals
By Jeremiah Stettler
Hundreds of cats owe their lives to dogs in Salt Lake County, where an innovative adoption program is giving those furballs a better chance than ever at finding homes.
The county saved the lives of an unprecedented 1,600 cats last year, more than double the nearly 800 that typically avoid euthanasia. And those rescues couldn’t have been done without a little help from the county’s canines.
By putting a higher price tag on some dogs, the county’s shelter has done away with its $65 adoption fee for adult cats and now offers those felines for free. Kittens still cost, but cats six months and older get a free ride to a new home.