GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)— Care for a cat?
The Kent County Animal Shelter is looking to clear out its space by offering free cats to good homes.
Now through Sept. 25, potential owners need only come to the shelter at 740 Fuller NE, provide a photo ID and home address and fill out an adoption form.
The adoption deal is good for cats that are four months or older.
All of the felines have been vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered and treated for fleas.
The Kent County Health Department said pet ownership comes with health benefits.
According to a University of Minnesota study cited by the agency, cat owners are 30 percent to 40 percent less likely to die of heart disease than their cat-free counterparts.
The study also linked cat ownership with lower stress and blood pressure levels, as well as a longer life span.
The Kent County Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.