Phoenix animal shelters waiving cat adoption fees – The Arizona Republic

The Arizona Humane Society is waiving feline adoption fees to help reduce the number of cats in its shelters.

Cats and kittens are overrunning the Humane Society’s facilities.

In an attempt to encourage adoptions, the society is holding a Feline Frenzy special that started Tuesday and runs through Sept. 30.

Fees will be waived and adoptees will receive a $10 off coupon for any purchase of $25 or more at the Arizona Humane Society’s Pet Emporium, 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, or Sunnyslope Thrift Store, 1311 W. Hatcher Road, Phoenix.

The Humane Society says cats are outnumbering dogs two-to-one in the shelters and that overpopulation has reached a “crisis” level.

The number of animals taken in by the shelter increased 11 percent in 2010 from 2009, according to Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman Bretta Nelson.

“We now receive litters upon litters of cats. It’s really sad,” Nelson said.

The state’s warm climate may be a factor in the “cat crisis.” With Arizona’s mild winters, cats breed year-round.

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