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SLIDESHOW -- Overcrowding leads to bargains on cat adoptions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Both the Kentucky Humane Society and Louisville Metro Animal Services have too many cats -- and they're offering bargains to encourage adoptions.

Both agencies will waive adoption and microchip fees this weekend on all cats four months and older.  Adoptions depend upon an application process that usually takes an hour or less.  Those adopting cats will have to pay license fees.

They are also asking people not to turn in cats until they have more space.  "We are at a critical point and really need the public's help to save lives," says Margaret Brosko, spokesperson for Louisville Metro Animal Services in a news release.

The Humane Society has a waiting list through January for cats to be admitted.  Susan Oppel, Humane Society operations director, adds, "To save more lives, we need people to come out and adopt cats this weekend.  In addition, we ask cat owners to call the Kentucky Humane Society's free Pet Help Line, 509-4PET, before they turn their pets in to area shelters. Our Pet Help Line can help owners either keep their pets or find alternatives to turning their pets in."

From Kentucky Humane Society and Metro Animal Services:

Adoption locations are LMAS Animal House on Newburg Road, KHS Main Campus on Steedly Drive, KHS East Campus behind Westport Village, and seven Feeders Supply KHS adoption sites – Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Preston Highway, Springhurst, St. Matthews, Dixie Highway and Clarksville, Ind. All cats adopted from KHS and LMAS have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and given worm, flea and tick preventatives. Visit www.kyhumane.org or www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices to see all adoptable cats.

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