Almost 200 cats and counting: local shelter overloaded

CAROLINE Co., MD – If your idea of a good time is sitting in a room filled with dozens of cats and kittens, then look no further than the Caroline County Humane Society.

The shelter is currently overloaded with cats and kittens.

Jayme Shatz, the Shelter Manager said, “I think this is the most cats that anyone has ever seen here.”

At the shelter you can find small cats, big cats, quiet cats, loud cats, even cats with thumbs.

Shatz said, “We have every color, size, style, temperament.”

The shelter is reaching critical capacity and each day, more cats come in.

Shatz said, “We currently have about 200 cats and 16 of them came in over the weekend just on Saturday.”

The main reason why there are so many cats at the Humane Society is kitten season.

Shatz said, “Usually we’re seeing a decrease in our cat population and our kitten population, but just not this year.”

Jayme Shatz continued to say, “We kind of make due with whatever space that we have because we’re an open admission shelter, we will do anything to accommodate the number of cats that we have.”

Regardless, the Humane Society needs your help to make room for cats and kittens in need.

Shatz said, “Any cat or kitten that you’re in the market for, we have them for sure, so they can stop by the shelter and adopt a pet.”

If you want to help out the Caroline County Humane Society but you’re not ready to adopt a cat just yet, you can still help out by fostering or even making a donation to the shelter.

If you want to make a donation, or foster a cat you can call the shelter at 410-820-1600, or visit the shelter’s location at 407 West Bell Street in Ridgely, MD.

The Humane Society is going to do a “Home for the Holidays” adoption event where they’re adopting out cats for just 25 dollars in the hopes that these cats will find their forever homes.

On top of that, the shelter will be opening their thrift store to the public on Saturday, December 1st in order to help them raise money for much needed supplies and operations. The thrift store will be open from 9AM to 1PM, rain or shine.

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