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At shelter,'sale' on cats still going strong

Tom Jackson • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

The selection of available cats is still good at the Erie County Humane Society shelter, which is continuing its special pricing for cat adoptions through the rest of July.

Amy Porter, the group’s director, reported Tuesday that while the shelter has been able to get area families to adopt many cats with the help of publicity from the Register, the shelter still has 158 cats, including 49 of all descriptions currently available for adoption.

“You name it, we have it,” she said.

Cats 2 years old and older are available free, while cats under 2 are only $30. That’s half price, and the cats are still spayed or neutered.

The shelter recently succeeded in getting a family to adopt Durango, a longtime resident named after the Dodge Durango he was found under in the Humane Society parking lot, but the cat was soon returned.

“He wasn’t playful enough for their little girl, all he wanted to do was curl up in her lap,” Porter said. “Not a bad selling point, huh?”

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