Shelters are overloaded, concerned

Facing an overwhelming flood of homeless cats, local animal shelters are taking steps to encourage adoptions — and to stem the tide of overpopulation.

Currently, about 200 felines are being kept at either the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter or the Berkshire Humane Society or are staying with foster families. And hundreds more are on waiting lists to get in.

“Our problems — 90-plus kittens — keep growing, and we have more people begging us to take both kittens and cats constantly,” said Kristine Huffman, a member of the board of directors for the Sonsini shelter. “All the local shelters are feeling the pressure these days.”

The rest of the story can be found at: Shelters are overloaded, concerned – Berkshire Eagle Online.