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Published July 28, 2011, 07:22 PM

GF Humane Society Dealing With Cat Abundance

The Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks has an overflow of cats after getting so many strays in the last couple of weeks.

The Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks has an overflow of cats after getting so many strays in the last couple of weeks.

The facility has almost twice the amount of cats they usually have and employees are forced to make room for more.

"Shimmer" is like so many other kittens at the Circle of Friends Humane Society: waiting to be adopted.

"We are definitely trying to find lots of kitties homes here," humane society executive director Arlette Moen said.

Shimmer has only been here a few weeks, and more cats just keep crawling in.

"We have between 85 and 90 cats in the building. We have had an explosion of kittens and that's more than we normally see this time of year," Moen said.

Moen isn't sure why so many cats have come in over the past couple weeks. Usually they have about half that number. Finding all these cats homes can be difficult.

"People generally adopt cats less often than they adopt dogs," Moen said.

People like Megan McDonald, who loves dogs and is adopting a pitbull mix named Axle.

"I think the older ones deserve a chance, too and I Iike older dogs," McDonald said.

Although it's helpful to find any kind of pet a home, Moen is hoping more cat lovers will walk through the doors over the next couple months so kittens like Shimmer have a place to go.

"People that adopt these pets often say to us that they're very grateful they've had the chance to adopt a pet and to help save an animals life and I think that's really important," Moen said.

If you are interested in adopting a pet, you can call the Circle of Friends Humane Society at 701-775-3732 or visit GFpets.com

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