A promotion that allows Emporia residents to take home free cats from the animal shelter has been extended another five months.
The cat giveaway has led to a significant reduction in the cat population in the shelter. There have been 147 cats adopted so far.
“There is value in this program,” said Emporia Police Lt. Scott Cronk. “Besides helping reduce the number of cats at the shelter it’s keeping our costs down.”
Residents may adopt a cat or dog at the shelter, 1216 Hatcher St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.
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