Adopt a cat at College Point Petco’s KittyPalooza event on July 10

KittyPalooza will take place at Petco in College Point
Photo courtesy of AdvoCat Rescue

AdvoCat Rescue will be partnering with the North Shore Animal League to hold KittyPalooza, a cat adoption event, from 12 to 4 p.m. on July 10 outside the Petco located at 13311 20th Ave.

Photo courtesy of AdvoCat Rescue.

All the cats and kittens up for adoption at KittyPalooza have been fully vetted and those adopted will come with a free exam at the Kew Gardens Animal Hospital. According to Jana Rosenthal of AdvoCat Rescue, there are expected to be 35 cats and kittens at KittyPalooza.

“It’s probably easier to tell you which cats are not attending rather than which will be there,” Rosenthal said. “We are, of course, looking forward to finding amazing homes for many of our beautiful felines.”

Photo courtesy of AdvoCat Rescue.

After the COVID-19 pandemic put AdvoCat Rescue’s adoption events on hold in 2020, they resumed again in June 2021. These events are held on a monthly basis, typically on the first Sunday of each month, unless it coincides with a holiday.

AdvoCat Rescue was formed from a network of cat rescuers on a social media site who would come together when a stray cat or a litter of kittens needing rescue would show up in Queens neighborhoods. The organization has since grown to a network of fosters, transporters, socializers and adopters. The organization’s main goal is to find suitable and loving homes for these cats.

Photo courtesy of AdvoCat Rescue.

Based in Forest Hills, AdvoCat Rescue rescues hundreds of cats each year. All of the funds raised by the organization go to medical care, vetting, supplies and rescue projects for area cats and kittens in need.

Since its establishment in 1944, the North Shore Animal League has worked to save the lives of more than 1.1 million cats and dogs. The North Shore Animal League of America has become the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. It is committed to saving and rehabilitating the lives of homeless animals as well as educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue.

The North Shore Animal League is headquartered on Long Island in Port Washington. Additionally, they have over 2,000 shelter partners around the world. The organization conducts puppy mill and emergency rescues and responds to calls from shelter and rescue groups forced to destroy animals as a means of population control.

On an annual basis, North Shore Animal League has performed over 58,000 exams and vaccinated more than 65,000 animals. On average, the organization and its network of more than 2,000 partners facilitate over 50,000 adoptions around the United States.

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