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MD SPCA opening satellite center in White Marsh this weekend

Looking for a little love or the purrr-fect present this year? It just got easier thanks to the Maryland SPCA’s first satellite adoption center and Project Adopt, which opened Saturday in White Marsh Mall.

The satellite center, which will be open through the December holidays, will host cats and kittens available for adoption on Fridays from 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The felines will be transported to and from the SPCA’s main shelter before and after each weekend, and there is no time limit to how long a pet can stay in the program.

The White Marsh center previously held a pet store, so it’s properly ventilated and already had housing and visitation units, which made opening it easier than if they’d had to retrofit something from scratch. It will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 23, at 9 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and plenty of opportunity to meet cats and kittens looking for loving homes. Five cats were adopted last weekend.

The Project Adopt center is on the lower level of White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., Baltimore, near the Starbucks/Buca di Beppo entrance. Regular SPCA adoption procedures apply; all cats and kittens are medically assessed, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped so they can go home the day they are adopted. The adoption fee for cats is $55; kittens less than six months old are $100, and all new owners pay a $17 pet ID fee for microchip, collar, and ID tags.

For more information, visit mdspca.org or call 410.235.8826.

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