More than 2,500 cats and kittens found new homes, exceeding the goal of the month-long "Maryland 2,000" adoption program run by Maryland animal shelters.
For the month of July, adoption fees were waived at 20 Maryland shelters. In the end, 2,590 cats were adopted, exceeding last year's total by 195.
“Animal shelters in Maryland see an increase in unwanted cats and kittens during the summer months,” said Katie Flory, director of community relations at the Maryland SPCA. “Because it’s critical that we find them all homes so shelters can continue to take in additional homeless pets, Baltimore County Animal Services, Baltimore Humane Society, BARCS and the Maryland SPCA –all members of the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance—partnered together and once again this year invited other Maryland shelters to join us in one statewide, month-long adoption event—the Maryland 2,000 with a goal of finding homes for 2,000 cats and kittens.”