The Humane Society of Delaware County has partnered with the Book Warehouse in the Tanger Outlet Mall for a Cat Compassion Adoption event.
The event will take place at the Book Warehouse Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., in Suite 910.
“I’ve had other stores that I’ve done something like this with,” said Sal Nigro, store manager of The Book Warehouse.
Nigro said he approached the Humane Society with the idea of holding an adoption event at the Book Warehouse. He said in the past he has done adoptions with dogs and cats, but the space of the store doesn’t lend itself to that.
Nigro said he has been a part of the community since 2016 when he opened the store. “I wanted to do some event for the community. I wanted to do something good,” he said.
Nigro said the store is an overstock discount bookstore that sells a wide variety of books.
Jennifer Patchin, humane society’s volunteer coordinator, said the shelter will have only four adult cats at the event for adoption. She said the shelter doesn’t have many cats presently.
“When we’re really busy we could have 50 adult cats and 30 kittens at any given time in the cat room,” she said. “There have been some kittens born in the last month or so but they aren’t old enough for adoption.”
Patchin said 325 cats were adopted last year from the shelter.
As an interesting statistic, Patchin said, “in general there are 45 cats per person.”
Patchin said the shelter works with the public to help reduce the stray animal population through education, adoption and low-cost spaying and neutering.
Nigro said he is offering a 10 percent discount on all pet and animal books. He said for anyone donating to the Humane Society of Delaware County, he will also give an additional 10 percent off on purchases.
D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @dabotkin.