The Humane Society of Harford County says it has so many cats that adoption fees for felines have been waived indefinitely.
The Humane Society said it's taken in 102 cats since Oct. 1. There are more than 300 cats at shelter, including 98 cats and kittens in foster care, 21 up for adoption at satellite adoption centers, and 202 are in residence at the shelter.
“We literally have nowhere left to put incoming cats,” Cat Kelly, HSHC’s director of shelter operations, said in a news release. “Without adoptive families or rescue partners coming to adopt or take cats, some very difficult decisions will have to be made, and we do not want to do that.”
"We are seeing an explosion I guess because the weather has been so nice and were continuing to see cats and kittens that are coming into the shelter every day," Erin Long, HSHC's marketing director, said.
Of the 102 cats and kittens that have arrived at HSHC since Oct. 1, 81 were strays, and it's rare that owners reclaim their cats.
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