From May 27 to June 4, adult feline adoptions are free 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — With nearly 200 kittens currently in foster care, and in anticipation of June’s National Adopt a Cat Month, Woods Humane Society announces a special, nine-day, Purrfection is Priceless adoption promotion that waives adoption fees for adult cats (regularly $65-$80). From Saturday, May 27, until Sunday, June 4, all adult and senior felines (age 5 months or older) will be free to adopt.  

The nonprofit organization says that June often marks the height of kitten season on the Central Coast. The Purrfection is Priceless fee-waived cat adoption promotion aims to remove barriers to cat adoptions in order to make room for the 186 kittens currently in foster and soon to need shelter space in Woods catteries.

“Kitten season started early this year and has been steadily gaining momentum. We have taken in more than 300 kittens so far in 2023, including 257 who have needed foster care while awaiting veterinary services and shelter space,” explains Woods Interim CEO Emily L’Heureux. “Meanwhile, as kittens start to become available for adoption, our adult cats often get overlooked and spend more time waiting to be adopted. We hope these nine days will help our older friends with ‘nine lives’ find their forever homes.” 


L’Heureux explains that in a typical year, Woods Humane Society sees a dip in adult-cat adoptions as soon as kitten season begins to surge. 

“Our adult cats are beautiful, sweet, loving, and ready to transition seamlessly into adopters’ lives and homes,” she said. “They often do not require as much hands-on attention, exercise, or play time as younger kittens, making them perfect for new adopters or people who do not have as much time to devote to a new pet.”

The Purrfection is Priceless promotion begins Saturday, May 27, and runs through Sunday, June 4. All adult cats have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and treated for parasites. Adoptions also include a voluntary 30-day enrollment in complimentary pet insurance and a free wellness exam at a local vet clinic.

Woods Humane Society is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, and at 2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero, and is open to the public from 12 to 5 p.m., with adoption hours from 12 to 4 p.m. (closed on Memorial Day). For more information about Woods, visit or call (805) 543-9316.