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Too Many Cats Strain Ingham County Animal Shelter

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(WLNS) - The Ingham County Animal Shelter is facing a flood of felines.

According to interim shelter director Anne Burns it is not uncommon to receive 30 or more cats and kittens in what is already an overcrowded facility.

Burns says the shelter has the capacity to handle 100 cats but it's not uncommon to push the limit with an average of 130 cats in the building on any given day.

Burns also says the numbers for unwanted cats are the result of irresponsible owners coupled with a breeding season that can produce as many as three litters per year from one cat. 

” We can’t say no to an animal because we’re full, instead we are forced to look for which animal has to be euthanized to make room for the ones coming in. It’s a frustrating and heart wrenching task to say the least.” said Burns.  

With only a handful of cat adoptions each week the shelter may have to resort to euthanizing healthy, adoptable cats, simply because there is no more room.

For more information on adoption you can click here: Cat Adoptions

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