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Shelters Needing Help with Cat and Kitten Increase

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Updated: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:53:44 MST

MESA COUNTY, Colo.- Animal shelters are seeing an increase in feline population and are asking for the public's help to adopt. Part of the increase is due to Mesa County's Animal Services' plan to be more cost-effective by only taking in animals that are sick and need medical care. Because of that, Mesa County Animal Shelter Partnership, CLAWS, and Roice-Hurst have taken in more cats to help with the population.

CLAWS states the number of cats it has accepted into its program through July has increased by 90 percent, an additional 249 cats.

"Kitten season runs from February until September/October, and we have an abundance of kittens. Beautiful kittens any color you would love, adult cats and everybody needs a new home," said Valerie Mazrin, President of CLAWS.

Roice-Hurst Humane Society has also seen an increase of incoming kittens. To help with the overpopulation, they will be offering a limited-time reduced kitten adoption fee of $25.

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