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PAWS cuts adoption fee for cats

by Susan Wyatt


Posted on August 10, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 23 at 9:15 AM

pawscat.jpgPAWS says they are so overrun with cats and kittens, they are slashing their adoption fees for all cats six months and older through the end of the month.
Many of the adult cats have sad stories of how they came to be in a shelter. Sophie (pictured) is a 10-year-old sweetie who was surrenderd to PAWS after her owner died.

Four-year-old Ophelia was surrendered because her family could no longer care for her.
Kay Joubert, PAWS Director of Companion Animal Services, says summer always means more cats and kittens, but this year they have taken in 22 percent more kittens than last year.
"More kittens means the older cats get overlooked and wait a lot longer to be adopted. We've reached a point where there is no more space in the adoption room," she said.
PAWS says the tough economic climate has also driven up the number of people asking PAWS to take in cats they can no longer afford to keep.
For information about available cats at PAWS, visit