NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - If you're in the mood to snuggle, but don't have a pet around, you're in luck. The Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is partnering with Uber for UberKITTENS.
On Thursday, Uber drivers will be delivering adoptable kittens from the LA/SPCA to locations that request 15-minute sessions of cuteness and snuggles. A $30 "snuggle fee" will be charged for each session and will benefit the LA/SPCA. All kittens taking part in UberKittens are available for adoption through the LA/SPCA. A representative from the organization will be available to discuss adoption procedures for each kitten.
UberKITTENS started in 2013 in just three cities, but has expanded to deliver kittens in 50 cities across North America. The events raise money for local animal shelters in each city. The program also encourages people to visit local shelters and adopt animals.
To request kittens, Uber users in New Orleans should use their Uber app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. Select the "kittens" tab to make a visit request. Uber expects demand to be high for kittens and will accommodate as many requests as possible. Users should check with coworkers and supervisors before requesting a visit.