"Cinco de Meow": Because Cats Are Better Than Tequila

May 5, 2017
Kerry Lengyel

Animal rescues and shelters across the country are celebrating “Cinco de Meow” by offering adoption specials, fundraisers, fiestas and more. No kitten around, we think this is a great way to bring attention to the plight of shelter pets.

Lucky Paws and Tails From The City — two cat rescues in Cleveland, Ohio — are joining forces for the second year in a row to put on their annual Cinco de Meow fundraiser. All proceeds from the May 5 event will go toward the two rescues.

Animal Care Services in San Antonio, Texas is holding a Cinco de Meow cat adopt-a-thon on May 5, with a $5 adoption special for all cats and kittens.

The Center Oklahoma Humane Society put out its own video this week with cat adoption and cat owner tips in honor of Cinco de Meow.

The Wake County Animal Center in Wake County, North Carolina wants residents to adopt adult cats during its Cinco de Meow adoption special, because — let’s be honest — cats are better than tequila. From May 1 through 7, residents can name their price to adopt a cat that is 6 months or older.

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare in Aiken, South Carolina is having a $5 Cinco de Meow adoption special for all of its adult cats from May 5 through 9. One perk: Adopters receive a free kitty sombrero with each adoption!

Friends of Cats in El Cajon, California is holding a huge Cinco de Meow event on May 6 complete with a buffet, cat boutique, shelter tours, kitten races, a raffle and more.

The Virginia Beach SPCA is celebrating Cinco de Meow (and Bow-Wow) from May 5 through 10, with $5 small animal adoptions and $55 adoption fees for select dogs and cats.

Furry Friends Refuge in West Desmoines, Iowa is offering $5 Cinco de Meow adoption fees on May 5 for all cats over 5 months of age.

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies store in Lakeville, Minnesota is inviting customers to bring in their dog or cat to celebrate Cinco de Meow with them. All pets will receive a pet-friendly margarita for just stopping by. The store is also holding a Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua fiesta to celebrate to day.