The Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in San Mateo will keep its doors open until midnight Saturday in an effort to encourage visitors to adopt homeless cats and dogs.
The shelter's normal Saturday hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be extended and guests will be offered free adoptions of cats older than 5 years, as well as complimentary music, snacks and bottled water, organizers said.
The shelter will also host a cat behaviorist who will offer advice from noon to 4 p.m., and a dog behaviorist from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ken White, the shelter's president, will greet visitors Saturday evening, organizers said.
With more than 80 cats and 50 dogs available for adoption at the shelter, organizers are hoping to draw in people who may not be able to visit the shelter during normal hours.
The adoption fee will be waived for cats older than 5 years, since potential adopters often overlook good cats because of readily available kittens during summer months, according to the humane society. The fee will be waived at least through August.
Animals available for adoption, including cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs and exotic birds, can be viewed online at http://www.PHS-SPCA.org .