This promotion is catnip for cat lovers.
You can save $110 if you adopt a kitten four months or younger this week from the ASPCA Adoption Center on the Upper East Side. Fees will only set you back $15, down from the usual $125. Adoption fees for cats one year or older at the shelter will be completely waived; cats ages fourth months to three years usually cost $75 to adopt.
The promotion honors the ASPCA's 150th anniversary — the animal rescue organization was founded in New York state in 1866 — and the birthday of its founder, Henry Bergh, on Aug. 29. (If he were still alive, prowling New York City streets for cases of animal cruelty, the native New Yorker would be 203 years old.)
Summer is a good time to adopt because shelters see an influx of kittens during feline breeding season.
The ASPCA's shelter is located at 424 E. 92nd St. between First and York avenues. The adoption center is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. If you want to introduce your feline to its new home the same day you meet, make sure to arrive at least two hours before closing.
Aspiring pet parents should bring a government-issued photo ID with them and another document proving residency. Adoption fees cover a cardboard pet carrier, a collar with a personalized ID tag, spaying or neutering, all necessary vaccinations, a registered microchip and testing for common conditions, like Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.