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November 21, 2012

Massachusetts offering discounted pussy to Black Friday shoppers

Your intrepid reporter chilling with my homecat Cecille. For $5 those of you in Massachusetts can help a cat, help Sandy victims and be just as cool. Well, almost.

Are you a Black Friday shopper no longer content to cram yourself in a line after Thanksgiving dinner and camp out overnight in hopes of grabbing a 40-inch LCD television for under $200 from Best Buy or maybe snagging a Wii U for Christmas before your only other option is to pay for one marked up 200 percent on eBay? Are you tired of the focus on material goods during the holiday season and perhaps in need of some companionship?

If you answered yes to all these questions and are in the northeast or will be there soon, Massachusetts has a deal for you. On Black Friday shoppers will be able to get pussycats for the ridiculously low price of $5 in two Massachusetts cities. The Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, with locations in Springfield and Leverett, will allow customers to adopt any cat that’s at least six months old while knocking $90 off the normal adoption fee that covers spay or neuter surgery, micro chipping, vaccination, testing, a jewel-tone collar, ID tag and a starter kit of food for the adoptee.

“We always have many lovely cats in need of homes and right now there is an abundance of felines who fit that description”, said Executive Director Leslie Harris in a release provided by the shelter. “We’re eager to see great cats find new homes and, in addition, adopting one of our $5 felines helps Dakin make room for cats in need of placement from shelters in Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas.  Together, we can save lives!”

The event runs from noon to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Potential pet partners are encouraged to visit Dakin’s Adoption & Education Center in Springfield at 171 Union Street or the Leverett Adoption Center at 163 Montague Road.

 



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