Indianapolis Animal Care Services: Come Adopt Our Cats

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Indianapolis Animal Care Services: Come Adopt Our Cats

The IACS is one of many animal shelters in Indiana that is seeing an abundance of cats, and doesn't have room for all of them.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cat overload.

It's an issue that animal shelters all across the state are dealing with this time of the year, including Indianapolis Animal Care Services.

"One day last week, we took in 20 stray cats," IACS Deputy Director Katie Trennepohl said.

She said right now, they are close to 200 cats at their shelter, but have only 110 cages. 

IACS has rescue partners around the state, and Trennepohl says they are having the same problems. 

"We have animals that are doubled up in cages," Trennepohl said. "And we've had to set up temporary crates."

The adoption numbers for kittens aren't bad at IACS, but Trennepohl is suggesting more people adopt adult cats.

"I always tell people with cats, you already know what you're getting, compared to a kitten," she said. "With cats, you already know their personality, and you know if they're going to be a shy cat that wants to be alone, or they're going to be a social cat."

To help make room at the shelter, and give people a greater opportunity to adopt, Indianapolis Animal Care Services is waiving all adoption fees on animals for the rest of the month.

The shelter, at 2600 S. Harding St., is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is closed on Wednesdays.

(Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty)
 

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