SFist adores animals. In fact, if we could own 10 cats without the stigma of being "a crazy cat lady", we would. The San Francisco SPCA has a larger number of kittens than they normally do. So, the SF/SPCA is offering specials for potential parents, with the hopes of it helping some of the kitties. During August and September, qualified adopters who attend a free, one-hour "Kittengarden" class before they choose a kitten, will be able to adopt for $75 instead of $100. To encourage multiple adoptions, two kittens including the class, will cost $125--a $25 savings! Adopters, such as SFist, who have successfully adopted from the SF/SPCA more than a year ago will receive an additional 25% discount. What a deal!

The special savings have prompted Maddie's Pet Adoption Center to remain open every Wednesday until 7:00 p.m. (during August and September). Regular hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Adopting a kitten from the SF/SPCA comes with a free first medical exam from a local veterinarian, temporary ID tags, and a medical assistance plan. According to the SF/SPCA website, "all our kittens are medically and behaviorally evaluated, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and are used to human contact, thanks to extensive socialization from either foster parents or volunteers". They also mention some tips. Please have a valid photo ID with your current address, or bring a piece of mail with your address on it. Also, it is imperative that you are able to prove you are allowed to have a pet where you live (i.e. proof of home ownership, copy of your lease stating that pets are OK, or a letter of approval from your property owner or manager. When we adopted our own "behaviorally challenged"cat, the SF/SPCA went so far as to call our landlord right then and there. They care *that* much on who they are adopting their animals to.

If you live outside San Francisco, and are interested in adopting an animal, please head on down to your nearest SPCA and adopt today!