Jun 18, 2010 5:53 PM by Greg Boyce

Too many cats

The Pikes Peak Humane Society is facing a "catastrophe."  Too many cats, not enough room.

Each day in Colorado Springs forty to fifty cats come in to the office.  Some are strays, some are simply given away by an owner.

Strays must be kept for five days in case they have an owner that wants them back.  But there's more supply than demand.

The Humane Society now says it cannot accept cats that are simply not wanted by an owner.  They are asking cat owners who are thinking about turning their cat into the shelter to please keep that pet at home for a few more days and continue to check the website or call (719-473-1741) for updates on this situation. "We have several resources for cat owners listed on our website and hope that whether it is behavioral or situational circumstance, this information does indeed help you continue to provide a home for your cat. We want to save as many lives as possible, and we must work together as a community to achieve our goal," states President and CEO Jan McHugh-Smith.

Saturday is "Feline Frenzie Caturday," with two for one adoption pricing. Adopt two feline companions for a $48 adoption fee that includes the rabies vaccination and a microchip. That offer is good in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.  Sunday is "Free Cats for Dad on Father's Day," but that promotion is only offered in Colorado Springs.







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