Shelter uses theme from hit series to help kittens stage getaway

Published 7:40 am Tuesday, July 15, 2014

“Orange is the New Black” is a hit web-based series about prison that has taken the entertainment world by storm.
The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter staff is hoping its version – an “Orange is the New Black Kitten” promotion – will help some of the kittens at the shelter ‘escape’ to find new homes.
During July, the ECCAS is waiving the adoption fee on all orange and black cats to help clear out some of the many orange and black felines that are at the shelter. This means these kitty friends can be adopted for $35, which is for the spay or neuter surgery.
“We have an abundance of orange kittens and cats right now,” said ECCAS Manager April Jones. “We also have several beautiful black cats that need a home.”
In recent weeks, the shelter has received multiple litters of orange, or orange and white, kittens along with several adult orange cats.
It is always harder to find adoptive homes for black cats, Jones said.
“It is the black dog-black cat syndrome,” she said. “It is hard for them to get out of the shelters. It is hard to see them sometimes in their kennels and they get passed up.”
For more information or to adopt a cat, visit the shelter at 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, or call 547-6359.

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