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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Fee-Waived Cat Adoptions at Pocatello Animal Shelter Through Nov. 16

Cats available for adoption at the Pocatello Animal Shelter

Thanks to a national animal welfare organization, you can add a feline friend to your family from the Pocatello Animal Shelter at no cost. 

From now through November 16, Best Friends Animal Society is covering the cost of cat and kitten adoptions from the Pocatello Animal Shelter. Adoption includes vaccinations, licensing, collar, spay or neuter surgery, and a microchip for permanent identification.

“Thank you to Best Friends Animal Society for making it easier than ever to adopt one of the wonderful felines from the Pocatello Animal Shelter,” said Ron Knapp, Interim Animal Services Director. 

In addition to lending a helping hand to the Pocatello Animal Shelter, Best Friends Animal Society is also sponsoring fee-waived adoptions from the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter through November 16. 

“Both locally and regionally, shelters have reported much higher than normal intake, especially of kittens, whose numbers usually diminish substantially in the fall,” said Temma Martin, Public Relations Specialist with Best Friends Animal Society.  “With so many cats and kittens still needing homes, many shelters are struggling to find space.”

For more information on Pocatello Animal Services or to view adoptable animals, visit or like the department’s Facebook page at  

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,800 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals.

Additional information on Best Friends Animal Society can be found at

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