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We have some very sad news to report. Our adoption center at 3501 N Dixie Hwy will be closing on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The City of Oakland Park won’t give us an occupational license because they are turning the area into a culinary arts district and an animal shelter doesn’t fit into that category.
We’ve tried asking for a variance from the city and we’ve tried to find a new place to set up an adoption center yet nothing has worked. Now our time has run out and we have to vacate the premises as soon as possible or we are liable for daily fines. Fortunately, if we move the cats out immediately, the City of Oakland Park will stop assessing the fees and rescind those that have already accumulated. We have no choice but to close down the adoption center and begin moving the cats out immediately.
Most cats don’t like changes to their environments and there are a few in particular that we’re concerned about. When cats are seriously stressed, they can stop eating, close down and literally die. If you have been following our facebook posts about Max, Jean Luc or Baby Girl, now is the time to adopt one or all of them! There are about 50 cats at our adoption center that need to find a permanent or temporary home fast! Fostering or adopting any of them would be an immense help. To date, a few wonderful people have already offered to home a few cats yet we still have a lot more in need. Help spread the word!
We are still at a variety of locations such as PetSmart and PetCo, but the capacities there are limited. If anyone knows of a small retail space that is zoned for use as a cat adoption center, please let us know. Email us at meow@BeyondNineCatRescue.org with the details. We would love to set up shop again. In the meantime, we’ll post updates on our facebook page and website. If you don’t have facebook, follow the feed on this website. With a little luck, we’ll land on all four paws!