LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Calling all cat lovers. A Lafayette animal shelter is overrun with felines.
The Almost Home Humane Society is housing about 250 cats, which is about 100 more than it had this time last year. Most of the cats were born as strays and dropped off by either citizens or animal control officers.
To get people to adopt, Almost Home is running a special now until Dec. 23. For the discount price of $25, you can give a kitty a good home. That price even includes spay or neuter and vaccination costs.
Almost Home executive director Stacy Rogers said the warmer than normal weather caused a kitten boom in the feral population.
“We’re still taking kittens. We’re still looking for foster parents,” Rogers said. “It’s been so warm this year that kitten season hasn’t slowed down like it normally would have by December. They just keep coming in.”
Rogers said being overpopulated brings a host of problems.
“Last year we were at 155, which would be wonderful. Because the more cats in the building, the more quickly they get sick and the more medication we need, and the longer they have to stay here,” Rogers said. “If we can keep them moving faster, it’s better for the cats and better for us.”
Almost Home Humane Society is holding their annual holiday open house on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. People can bring their pets to the shelter to get a photo with Santa Claus. The shelter is at 1705 S. Second St. in Lafayette.