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Uber Raises Cat Adoption Awareness By Delivering Kittens on National Cat Day

In honor of National Cat Day today, Uber is letting you request a kitten on-demand. In conjunction with the ASPCA and the meme site Cheezburger, Uber’s UberKITTENS campaign aims to raise awareness about cat adoption, and to promote adopting animals from shelters rather than from breeders.

Kitten playtime will set you back $30, but you can donate as much as you want – 100% of the proceeds will go to shelters in the participating cities. Additionally, Uber says it’ll be matching all donations made to the participating shelters via the Uber app.

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Uber celebrates National Cat Day by making fuzzy deliveries. (Photo: Wikimedia)

The promotion is available to users in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Washington DC, Seattle, and Phoenix. Not an Uber user yet? No problem, just remember to use the code KITTENS. For those already using Uber, open the app and you should see a “Kittens” option where you can request a cat, but there is also a promo code for NYC and DC residents (KITTENSNY and KITTENSDC, respectively).

If a kitten is available in your area, an Uber driver will transport the cat to you. You get 15 minutes of playtime with the kitten, and can learn more about cat adoption from the shelter volunteer chaperoning your kitten’s visit.

Kitten deliveries are only taking place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in participating cities so act fast if you are craving some cat attention. High demand caused an UberKITTEN shortage last year in New York.

This isn’t the first time that Uber has expanded their services beyond providing rides. The company has also offered flu shots and manicures on demand.

What better way to get rid of those mid-week hump day blues than to celebrate National Cat Day with a cute, cuddly kitten? Who knows, maybe it will entice you to adopt a furry friend for your own.

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