Airline offers free plane tickets to adopters of three stray kittens

Adopting a shelter pet is always its own reward, but anyone who adopts one of these adorable stray kittens will get an extra perk.

Three kittens at the Las Vegas Animal Foundation, all named after airlines, caught the attention of one airline who has made an enticing offer to make sure these cats find homes soon.

The kittens were named Frontier, Delta, and Spirit after they arrived at the shelter last month:

Those names soon caught the attention of Frontier Airlines, and the company was honored that their name was used. To help the kittens get adopted, they decided to make a sweet offer.

They offered flight vouchers to the adopters of the three cats. They offered two for the adopters of Delta and Spirit, valuing at a total of $500.

They even offered an extra incentive for the adopters of their own namesake: four vouchers for Frontier’s new family, valuing at $1,000.

“We were delighted the rescue organization decided to name these three adorable kitties after airlines, including ours,” said Frontier in a statement to CNN. “Underscoring the plight of animals is near and dear to us.”

After the story broke, some animal lovers expressed concern that the promotion would attract people who were only interested in the airline tickets, and that the cats might not find loving homes.

However, like most shelters the Animal Foundation has a screening process for potential adopters — their site says that adopters have to meet with a counselor who assesses their “ability to love and care for a pet” — and have adoption fees, so it’s unlikely the kittens will end up in the hands of opportunistic vacation seekers.

And obviously, getting some ticket vouchers shouldn’t be anyone’s sole reason to adopt a pet, which is a lifelong commitment. But for some people in the Las Vegas area already looking to adopt a kitten, the travel vouchers can serve as a little extra perk.

“We were more than happy to provide a little extra incentive to encourage the adoption of these three precious kittens,” Frontier said in their statement.

We hope these three beautiful kittens find loving homes soon!

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