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Adoption of Cats Purring Along

(La Porte, IN) - Many cats have been adopted since the Jane Bernard Animal Adoption Center near the La Porte County Fairgrounds was over capacity.


At one point, the facility with about 100 cats earlier this month had twice as many felines than it was designed to hold comfortably, said Eric Hayes, director of the shelter.


Hayes said the word about the need for cats to be adopted resulted in a good response from the public. As a result, more than 40 cats, mostly kittens, are now in good homes.


There’s still a need for adoption with the facility at about 20 or more cats than what it should be housing. The numbers were high because of an increase in the number of stray cats, primarily kittens, taken in recently at the shelter. The kittens were already born or about to be delivered when arriving at the shelter. 


The influx of cats and kittens usually happens in the spring but came months later this year.


“Not sure why. It was just later in the season,” Hayes explained.

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