June is National Adopt a Cat month and we are celebrating by lowering our adoption fees on adult cats to just $20 through the end of the month. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, testing, flea treatment, de-worming and a free medical exam from a participating veterinarian.

With more than 100 cats and kittens at the shelter and in foster care, we are sure to have the perfect feline companion to fit your family. Awesome cats like Bayside, our pet pick of the week. You won't find a more loving, adorable cat than Bayside to have as a constant companion. She is an affectionate, sweet-as-can be kitty and is so happy in your arms that she starts to drool. At just around 1 year of age, Bayside has a playful side, too. She likes to chase toy mice or crumpled pieces of paper and loves to stalk the elusive laser pointer dot. This young, petite brown-and-white tabby with a perfect pink nose is going to make some family very lucky indeed.

Not only is June Adopt a Cat month, it is also National Microchipping Month. In tandem with a collar and ID tag, a microchip is an important tool in getting your pets home should they become lost. On the fence about microchipping? How about these numbers. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs are 2.5 times more likely and cats are 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their home from a shelter if they have a registered microchip.

PMHS staff will be on hand at the Loyal Biscuit Co. in Rockland Saturday, June, 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to microchip your dog or cat. It's quick, easy and only $25. No appointment is necessary. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. Give yourself some peace of mind and your lost pet a ticket home. Have your pet wear a collar and current I.D. and get them microchipped. If you can't make it on Saturday, the shelter offers microchipping for the same price during regular business hours.

Join us at the Summer Solstice celebration in Rockland this Saturday, June 17. We will be "adopting out" adorable and delicious pet-themed cupcakes to help us feed the animals at the shelter. You can find us in front Loyal Biscuit Co., which was generous enough to invite us to share their space. Stop by and say hi.

Wish list: Cat treats, kitten milk replacement, kitten nursing bottles, wet dog and cat food, garbage bags, ziploc bags (quart and gallon) and gift certificates to Walmart, Staples, Amazon and other local businesses. Thanks for your support.