The Dane County Humane Society is offering reduced adoption fees to help with cat overcrowding.
Over 130 cats are currently being cared for at the DCHS, including 21 kittens. Other shelters are also in need of help, and shelter staff are expecting the arrival of a large number of cats in the coming weeks, said a press release.
"We are already very full, but we want to be able to help all of the incoming cats that need us, too," said Gayle Viney, Public Relations Coordinator for DCHS.
The humane society emphasized that illness can spread quickly among animals in close quarters, so cat adoption is especially important to avoid sickness and significant delays in adoption time.
The DCHS has reduced adoption fees for adult cats, age 6 months and older, to $5 plus tax. The fee is typically $40. Fees for kittens are $20 plus tax, down from $125. These reductions will last Thursday through Saturday.