The Leon County Humane Society will host its “HallowKitty Costume Carnival” to recognize National Cat Day on Oct. 29.
Rachel Williams, the communications designer for the Leon County Humane Society, said the idea of the event came from the decline in adoptions of older cats.
“Adult cats are lower on the adoption lists,” William said. “Kittens are usually the first to be adopted. We try to do anything fun to promote adoption and to save some lives.”
Lisa Glunt, the Cat Foster Coordinator at the Leon County Humane Society explains her hopes and expectations for the event.
"I would like seven to eight cats to be adopted, but I am hoping for more than that,” Glunt said. “We have had similar events in the past, but not one like this. It is hard to predict how many people will attend and how many will adopt."
When asked to describe the event, Glunt explains that the event is to focus on the cats.
"The event is laid-back, we just want to get it out there and focus on the adoptions," Glunt said.
The carnival will provide candy and spooky decorations for guests. Anyone dressed up for the “HallowKitty Costume Carnival” will have an adoption fee waived for cats four months and older.
There will also be a dedicated on-site adoption specialist to help potential owners choose the perfect cat.
“HallowKitty Costume Carnival” will take place at the Leon County Humane Society from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 413 Timberlane Road Tallahassee, FL 32312.