“There’s no time clock on an animal’s life;” Clear the Shelters proves second chance for two senior cats


A line of puppy dog eyes and wagging tails, and cages full of little, and larger, cats.

150 animals up for adoption inside the Central California SPCA.

Saturday, the shelters offering activities, food and fun to “Clear the Shelters.”

“We are able to save as many lives as possible, when people do adopt,” SPCA Humane Educator Thalia Arenas said.

Along with making room, Arenas says, adoption has other perks.

“They will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, licensed, vaccinated,” Arenas said.

We’ve all heard of “adopt don’t shop,” which Valley Animal Center’s Devon Gillard says, is a good thing.

In fact, Gillard says the center sees the event grow each year.

This year, it was very special for the staff.

“Within 15 minutes we had a double adoption, but it wasn’t just a regular double adoption,” Gillard said. “It was an adoption of two of our oldest senior cats going to the exact same home.”

10-year-old Frosty, and 8-year-old Miss Piggy.

Gillard says, proving, every animal deserves a home.

“There is no time clock needed on an animal’s life,” Gillard said. “If we just wait long enough, that perfect match and the perfect chemistry will come along.”

Shelter staff say if you didn’t make it out for today’s event, keep checking back.

They take-in new animals every few weeks; cats, dogs, and everything in between.

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