Adopt an adorable cat today during the ASPCA's Cat Friday

The ASPCA waives its adoption fees for this Black Friday event, where you can take home a shelter cat.



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Instead of spending hours at a big-box store with the bargain-crazed hordes on Black Friday, consider giving a home to a shelter cat from the ASPCA (424 E 92nd St between First and York Aves; 212-876-7700,; Nov 29 11am–9pm). On November 29, the organization will host Cat Friday, during which fees will be waived if you adopt a cat who's more than one year old. (The cost to take home a kitten younger than one year will be reduced to $50.) The ASPCA has other perks for new cat owners, too, including free cardboard scratchers, collars and a cardboard carrier; plus, you can bring in your new furry friend for a free vet visit for up to two weeks postadoption at the on-site Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. Meet ten of the adorable feline companions that you could welcome into your home.

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    Bells, 3, and Eros, 5
    These BFFs love each other so much that they shouldn't be separated—they have to be adopted together.

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    Chuck, 3, neutered male
    Even though Chuck is a little shy around new people, he's great with other cats; a friendly, outgoing kitty would be a great companion for him.

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    Florsheim, 2½, neutered male
    This sweet, friendly little guy will really come out of his shell once he's in a home to call his own.

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    Galexi, 2½, spayed female
    Galexi needs a home where she'll be a solo cat, with a family that can tend to her special needs: she gets special food to manage her diabetes.

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    George, 4, neutered male
    This fluffy friend has tested positive for FIV, but his illness is easily managed—plus, he loves other cats, and would do well with another cat buddy.

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    Happy, 4, spayed female
    This sweet girl has lived quite a life so far: After falling out of an apartment window, she had to have a leg amputated, and experienced blindness (although she can see shapes). But she's adjusted well and has relearned to walk on her remaining legs.

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    Lance, 7, neutered male
    If you're looking for one cat to share a special bond with, Lance is your guy: He's a little sensitive, and might take some time to warm up—but he'll become a great friend once he does. He does best in homes without kids.

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    Miss Pearl, 4, spayed female
    It might take Miss Pearl some time to get used to her new home, but once she does, she'll be a happy, sociable gal. But she does best on her own—so no other cats—and with older kids.

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    Sarafina, 1, spayed female
    This tiny Torbie—she only weighs five pounds—is a ball of energy who loves being the center of attention.

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    Teresa, 7, spayed female
    Even though Teresa isn't a big fan of other cats or small children, she definitely loves exploring new spaces and getting lots of affection. (Though she'll let you know when she needs alone time.)


Photograph: Courtesy the ASPCA

Bells, 3, and Eros, 5
These BFFs love each other so much that they shouldn't be separated—they have to be adopted together.

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