Join the ‘Extravacatza’

Join the ‘Extravacatza’

In hopes of encouraging people to adopt cats and kittens, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter has designated July as “Extravacatza.” Adoptive families will receive half-off adoption fees, plus free spay and neuter, on cats and kittens. Senior cat adopters will receive gift bags.


A playful kitten.

The shelter is at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax; on Wednesdays, it’s open until 9 p.m. for evening adoptions. People already owning cats may come and receive advice on Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, from a shelter cat expert. They may also learn proper cat-handling techniques and, on July 18, there’s a social hour to talk about helping cats in Fairfax County.

For all July shelter events and classes, visit