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Snake River Animal Shelter is at "Cat-Pacity"

BYU-Idaho Radio · Snake River Animal Shelter is at "Cat-Pacity"

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many animals have found their way to the Snake River Animal Shelter, and the shelter is providing an easier way for cats to find homes. 

According to Kristin Sanger, the executive director of the shelter, they currently have around 50 cats and kittens that need new homes. 

“We went from having the shelter completely emptied from animals…now…we’re completely full again,” Sanger said. “We would love to help our feline friends find some new homes.” 

The standard adoption fee for a cat is $70, but during the time the shelter is at “Cat-Pacity,” adoption fees are only $15. 

All animals are vaccinated and microchipped before they go home at no cost to the person adopting them. 

“We don’t really make money on adoptions anyways, and that’s not really the point of sheltering,” Sanger said. “The whole point of sheltering is to find a good home that those animals will stay at forever.” 

The adoption special lasts from Wednesday, June 24, to Saturday, June 27. 

According to Sanger, the shelter is also filled with dogs needing a new home as well. She said they currently do not have any exotic animals because of how many dogs and cats are at the shelter. 

Sanger said she hopes that many people will come out to provide new homes to the animals. 

“We are the stewards for our furry friends, and there’s no one else that will care for them but us humans,” Sanger said. 

For information about the event, visit the shelter’s website or the event page on Facebook