January 28, 2023

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Pleasant Felines Dominate Lives Of Patch Viewers In Arlington

ARLINGTON, VA — Inquire any cat proprietor and they are going to explain to you that even while Thursday is officially Cat Environment Domination Day, their beloved felines dominate their affections and homes 24-7-365.

Unfortunately, several men and women have not knowledgeable the conditional enjoy — it really is constantly on the cat’s phrases, recall — of residing with a friendly feline. There are also many cats out there who have not discovered their for good dwelling.

About 3.2 million cats enter shelters throughout the U.S. annually, in accordance to ASPCA facts. Though 1.6 million of individuals cats go on to be adopted, an approximated 860,000 are euthanized every single year.

Lots of neighborhood animal shelters and rescues offer alternatives to match possible owners with cats, occasionally supplying reductions on adoption costs or health-related strategies, these as spaying or neutering.

In honor of Cat Planet Domination Day, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington is supplying name-your-price adoption fees for all grownup cats 6 months and more mature. The promotion runs from 12 p.m., on Thursday, via 4 p.m., on Sunday.

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is the most significant animal rescue serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Its mission is to locate properties for pet dogs and cats that have been rescued from rural shelters or have been abandoned by their proprietors.

The Shelter Pet Job is an on the web resource where by opportunity adopters can locate readily available animals near to their homes.

In celebration of Cat Environment Domination Working day, Patch requested its cat-loving audience to share shots of the animals that are dominating their affections just about every working day of the 7 days.

“We adopted these men three weeks in the past, and they most absolutely are dominating our residence and our time!!! This is Diva (the tortie) and Devil (the black one particular who may perhaps change into a tuxedo). They are 16-week aged sisters who we adopted through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. They run all around (Quick!) and enjoy at all several hours of the working day and night. We are loving obtaining them in our lives!” — Shel Cullison, Arlington

“I adopted my valuable GIGI from AWLA in 2016, soon after saying goodbye to my former cat whom I had for 17 many years. Gigi was at home from the second we arrived. The shelter volunteers do a superb career in “helping us” with the adoption. Gigi is my 5th adoption!” — Candace LaRocca

“This is Louise Courtland Smith. She is a graduate of the Arlington Shelter. she will be 20 in August. Each individual working day is Cat Domination Day in our household!” — Bunnie Smith

“I am Punxsutawney Phil, aka Phil. My human, Marcia House, adopted me from a rescue in Punxsutawney, PA, and she named me soon after the Groundhog Day Groundhog. She introduced me with her when she moved back from Pittsburgh.

“Absolutely nothing that even looks like a box is secure from me! This is my human’s lunchbox! I also enjoy to steal issues off the espresso table! No foods or pen is secure from me!” — Marcia Dwelling

“Truthfully, is not that every single day for these of us with cats?But I am certain my cats Coal and Sunny will be shelling out a fantastic part of the day just dreaming about domination.” — Kelly Daly, Reston

“Meet up with Ginger.” — Margaret Perry

“Any 1 of my a few black cats can be integrated: Dumbdar or Girl Cat or Minimal Man or my late orange cat Sunny, aka, The Spawn of Satan” — LC Simmons

“I have wrangled this 2-12 months-old boy. This is Pete, from Chicago, Illinois.” — Carole Michau

“Awww. Miss out on my Merlin just about every day.” — Lynne Mulston, Reston

“Cats Rule!” — Kara Wills, Reston

“This is Dink. She will hypnotize you into submission.” — Deborah Curtis, Reston

“My cat Gus, a ragdoll that will not do limp. He and I share a queen dimensions bed-his side and my side, except he likes my aspect better than his facet.” — Sharon G Kennedy, Herndon

“These a few foster kittens are setting up world domination! Florance, Riffraff, and Rumble! Readily available at The Cats at Longstreet.” — Amy Collins

“My cat Newborn Shark thinks each working day is Cat Environment Domination Day and in my home, it is. Can you blame me?” — Judy Pilgrim

Gigi carefully encouraging me to ignore my get the job done. She will rest her head on the keyboard or gently give my fingers tickly minimal kisses while I sort. — Candace LaRocca, Arlington

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