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Can Kentucky ever have too many cats?

By: Denny Trease
By: Denny Trease

We've all heard the old saying, It's raining cats and dogs." Well, the Lexington Humane Society is currently overflowing with cats.

31 kittens were left in the overnight drop box there. There are surely lots of families in the area eager to adopt a furry friend, but there is also a real need for temporary foster care.

Humane Society spokesperson Madison Carey tells 27 NEWSFIRST, "We currently have about 50 kittens waiting to go into foster care until they're old enough or healthy enough to go up for adoption. And in order to make room for all those kittens, we need to get some of those other animals out into homes and into foster care."

Any time a large number of animals are brought in all at once, it creates a problem, but this latest drop-off has really put the shelter in a bind.
Carey says, "This is actually kitten season right now. We have more than 100 cats and kittens that are currently up for adoption and more than 50 waiting to go into foster care. Unfortunately more are dropped off here every single day so we're really trying to encourage people to make adoption an option."

The shelter on Old Frankfort Pike is open weekdays from noon to 6, Fridays until 8pm, Saturdays noon to 6 and Sundays 1 to 5.


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