Featured image credit: Humane Society Waterville Area, Waterville, Maine
It has been a slow summer for cat adoptions at the Humane Society Waterville Area at 100 Webb Road in Waterville, Maine. At the same time, the number of cats has increased because of intakes from several hoarding situations.
The shelter has more than 200 cats in its care, including fosters. A shortage in space makes it more challenging for the shelter to show them, and the costs for spaying and neutering are rising. During the past two weeks, the shelter has spayed or neutered 130 cats at $100 to $150 each.
Executive Director Lisa Oakes hopes that these 130 cats will find new homes at the Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, August 16, from noon until 4 p.m. During the event, the fee to adopt adult cats and dogs will be waived, and kitten adoptions will be 50% off the usual $185 fee.
The shelter also needs donations of cash to help cover the vet bills and dry cat food.