Having a cat can be therapeutic

To the editor: Each spring the nation’s shelters are filled to overflowing with a multitude of kittens. Long-haired or short, athletic and cuddly, these many-colored little charmers have one thing in common. They are all desperately in need of permanent, loving homes. The Humane Society of the Ochocos is partnering with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to declare June Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Joining them in this month-long celebration is national cyber-shelter, Petfinder.com. Together with corporate sponsors these celebrants have created special offers to anyone interested in making the commitment to share their home and heart with a kitten...of any age. The health benefits of cat keeping are widely known. The simple act of petting a cat can aid in lowering blood pressure. A wide array of cats and kittens awaits those interested in adopting. This June, The Humane Society of the Ochocos is beckoning the public to come by and make this a cat’s lucky day...adopt. To celebrate the Humane Society of the Ochocos is running a cat/kitten special. All cats and kitten adoptions are $30. Adoption includes: spaying/neutering, first distemper vaccine, and first veterinarian exam. Talena Smith Humane Society of the Ochocos Prineville.