Chula Vista's Animal Care Facility will sponsor a free, family carnival to highlight the needs of homeless cats at Chula Vista's animal shelter. The adoption event will be held at the new and improved facility located at 130 Beyer Way on Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adoption fees will be waived for all kittens and cats. Animal care staff is hoping the special event will draw attention to the plight of the region's orphaned felines.
"Staff and volunteers are overwhelmed as they care for more and more homeless kittens in need of food, shelter and attention. However, what is really needed are good, permanent homes for these animals," said Mariya Anton, Chula Vista Animal Care Facility Manager.
Besides adopting your new feline friend, each new "parent" will also receive a tote full of goodies, including a ticket to be entered into a prize bowl for gift certificates to local restaurants, a gift basket and more.
The entertainment agenda for the event is as follows:
Last year, the shelter took in more than 3,600 cats in need. But between today's slow economic conditions and an extended kitten season, the staff has been hit with a tidal wave of kittens too young to survive in a shelter environment. The shelter's foster care program has been very successful in helping these tiny animals survive and thrive until they are ready to be adopted.
- 11 a.m. - The City's four-legged member of the Fire Department, Cody, a search and rescue dog, will be on-hand to demonstrate her skills
- 1 p.m. - Chula Vista Library will sponsor a story time, "Tunes 'n Tales" with Nancy St. John
- 2 p.m. - Frazzle the clown will dazzle all ages with a creative balloon demonstration
- 3 p.m. - Alakazam Magic Show will make a live bunny disappear (and reappear!) in a 45-minute show that is sure to amaze all
"But, we are reaching our maximum capacity to house the kittens and cats. We are in desperate need of help and homes," said Anton.