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Humane Rescue Alliance Waives Adoption Fees for Many Cats

On Saturday and Sunday, fees for cats six months and older will be waived

The Humane Rescue Alliance is waiving some adoption fees this weekend after an influx of cats came into the shelter's care.

On Saturday and Sunday, fees for cats six months and older are waived.

Thirty cats were brought into their forever homes during Saturday's adoption drive.

One adoptee, 10-month-old Leonardo Cat Vinci, was picked up by an early childhood educator named Rosalind. She was so happy to bring home the new pet that she teared up before cheering on other adopters, an adoption supervisor said.

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The Humane Rescue Alliance waived adoption fees for a weekend, helping to find forever homes for 30 cats.

The kitty will now go by the name Pete, after a character on the kids' show "Pete the Cat."

The alliance says they decided to waive fees after seizing 11 cats living in deplorable conditions in Northeast, D.C. The large-scale surrender left the shelter and foster parents flooded with 200 adoptable felines.

We do not turn animals away, so it's crucial that we find homes for our adoptable cats, to enable us to care for those that continue to come through our doors," said spokesperson David M. Smith

You'll still need to go through the standard adoption procedure, which includes a counseling session and filling out a questionnaire.

The alliance has been introducing some of their adoptable furry friends on their social media pages.

The Humane Rescue Alliance has two locations located at 1201 New York Avenue, NE and 71 Oglethorpe Street NW in Washington, D.C. Regular adoption hours are from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

NBC Washington has lots of advice on how to bring a new pet into their forever home on our Clear the Shelters page, including videos on making your home pet-friendly and choosing a vet.

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