On September 9, the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection will host an event focused on cat adoption between the hours of 11:30 am and 5:30 p.m. at 1510 Baldwin Avenue, NE, Roanoke.
The event will begin with a “Cat Yoga” class. Come find your zen starting at 11:30 a.m. Bottle feeding demonstrations will take place throughout the day, and all adoptions are free.
August was an extremely high intake month for cats as well as dogs. The RCACP currently has 142 cats residing in foster or at the shelter.
The mission of RCACP is to provide temporary shelter for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals to return them to their owners or find them permanent suitable new homes and to provide cost effective sheltering through a regional partnership to insure the highest live release rate practical for our community.
The Regional Center receives stray and owner relinquished animals from Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and the Town of Vinton.
The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection serves the City of Roanoke, the Counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton, and is an “open intake facility”. The Regional Center primarily handles stray animals picked up by the Animal Control Officers employed by the municipalities, but also accepts strays found, and animals owned, by citizens of the municipalities. Each year the Regional Center receives between 5,000 and 6,500 animals.