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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Humane Society of Marion County invites youth to play with shelter cats

The Humane Society of Marion County is hosting a new monthly program that allows local youth, between the ages of 10 and 15, to socialize and play with cats.

The program, Meeting New Furrends, will be held one to two times a month at the Humane Society, which is located at 710 NW 14th Road in Ocala.

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Two of the cats that participating youth will be able to meet during the program. (Photo: Humane Society of Marion County)

During each 30-minute session, participating youth will get to interact with cats in a quiet and private room.

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Two participants interacting with cats during the Meeting New Furrends program. (Photo: Humane Society of Marion County)

The Humane Society will provide treats, toys, catnip, and more for each participant’s four-legged feline friend.

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Two more participants having fun interacting with the shelter cats. (Photo: Humane Society of Marion County)

Drinks and comfortable blankets will also be provided for the kids.

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The Meeting New Furrends program will be held once or twice a month, with separate classes for children (ages 10-12) and teens (ages 13-15). (Photo: Humane Society of Marion County)

The next classes will be held on Saturday, January 27, at 2:30 p.m. (ages 10-12) and 3 p.m. (ages 13-15). There are a total of 10 spots available per class, and registration is required in order to attend.

Additional sessions will take place on the following Saturdays: February 3, February 17, March 2, April 6, and May 4.

For more information, contact the Humane Society of Marion County via phone (352-873-7387, ext. 202) or email (aryan@humanesocietyofmarioncounty.com).