Arizona Humane Society is overrun with felines
The Arizona Humane Society is facing another crisis when it comes to having room for its guests.
The organization has more than 250 cats and kittens in its shelter, ready for adoption. More than 60 of them haven't even made it to the adoption floor yet because there isn't room.
The Humane Society says normally, the overpopulation problem peaks in summer and then tapers off. However, that hasn't been the case this year. According to spokeswoman Bretta Nelson, this has been an unusual year in terms of animal intake. "It wasn't just one person coming in with one cat to our intake department," she says. "They were coming in with litters upon litters upon litters, and we just haven't seen that die down as we have in years past."
For cats over 6 months of age, she says, you pay the date. For example, if it's the 15th of the month, adopting a cat costs only $15 and so on, through Dec. 31. Cats come spayed and neutered and with their initial vaccinations.
For more information, including shelter locations, visit www.azhumane.org .