Casino Ups Ante On Kittens

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If the Payson Humane Society's half-price kitten sale didn't tempt you, now you can take one home for free courtesy of Mazatzal Casino.

The Tonto Apaches upped the ante by agreeing to provide a $25 gift certificate for Payson Feed & Pet Supply to each person who adopts a kitten between now and the end of July.

"People pay half-price or $25 for a kitten and they get a $25 gift certificate they can spend on cat food, litter or other pet supplies," said shelter manager Diane Fitzpatrick. "In effect, the kitten is free."

The sale was originally triggered by two circumstances:

  • A overabundance of kittens and cats at the shelter -- a total of 98 felines. With the shelter at capacity, the alternative is euthanization.
  • An $800 donation from Thrivant, a senior citizens group, that the shelter decided to use to offset the cost of the half-price adoptions.

Shelter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (928) 474-5590.

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