VANCOUVER -- A feline frenzy has forced a Washington shelter to stop taking in any more cats for now.
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is at capacity and needs help finding homes for approximately 350 cats and kittens that are there now.
Since the breeding season in cats started in May, a steady flow of animals have bombarded the shelter.
On Wednesday, the shelter temporarily stopped taking in stray and owner surrendered cats, excluding those suffering a major illness or injury.
“Our shelter is over capacity, yet cats and kittens keep coming in the door. Right now, we are receiving 20 to 30 new cats and kittens into our care each day,” said HSSW Director of Operations Lisa Feder. “The faster our current population of cats and kittens are adopted, the faster we can begin to reopen our doors to the pets and people in southwest Washington who turn to us for help.”
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