Free cat giveaway claws on –

Adopting a cat at Emporia’s Animal Shelter won’t cost local residents a penny the rest of this year.

Emporia leaders for the fourth time have extended the free cat giveaway at the shelter. Anyone adopting a cat in 2011 won’t have to pay the $20 adoption fee.

Residents may adopt a cat or dog at the shelter, 1216 Hatcher St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

The Emporia City Commission stopped short of dropping the adoption fee indefinitely in part because of concerns over the cost of spaying and neutering.

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