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Katy Kids Invited to Read to Cats, Save Lives this Saturday


May 31, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy families can take their children to read to homeless cats this Saturday at an adoption event a Half Priced Books in Fort Bend County. The annual event, hosted by Fort Bend Pets Alive! promotes reading fluency. Families can save 50% Saturday if they adopt a cat at the event!

Photo Credit: Fort Bend Pets Alive!

Great Summer Reading!

Children ages four to 13 can work on their summer reading, improve reading fluency, and show some love to homeless cats this Saturday, June 1. Fort Bend Pets Alive! returns for a third year with their popular "Meow Book Buddies" event. The event is at Half Priced Books at 3202 Highway 6 in Sugar Land from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm.

Half-off Cat Adoption

Participants at the event have the option of saving 50% if they choose a cat to adopt and take home. According to Fort Bent Pets Alive! there are too many cats in local shelters, and cats have a much harder time in shelters than dogs do.

Is it Time for a Cat?

Thinking of adding to your family this summer? Talk about the idea of getting a cat and make sure the entire family agrees. Adding a new pet to the family dynamics is a big responsibility, but the summer is a great time to adjust and take the opportunity to stress responsibility to children.

You'll need the right supplies if you do decide to adopt a cat. Here's a list to help you prepare:

Be Prepared

  • A litter box and box of litter.

  • Food and water bowls (you'll want to find out what food he/she currently eats)

  • A sturdy, rough-textured scratching post. Give your new family member something to scratch so it won't be your couch!

  • Safe, stimulating toys. Hint: If you give the cat toys that make noises, you'll know when it's playing.

  • A bed with soft bedding or a blanket.

  • Grooming tools including a brush and nail clipper.

Fort Bend Pets Alive!

Fort Bend Pets Alive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping make Fort Bend a no-kill community through programs such as adoptions, education and community outreach, low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, fostering, Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS), and promote rescuing from euthanasia lists. Learn more about them and their programs at their website.

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