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Feline discounts at animal shelter

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During the month of June, cats are only $30 at the Madera County animal shelter. Director Kirsten Gross said the annual special is due to the spring kitten season and the resultant flood of unwanted felines.

“We are just inundated with adorable kittens this time of year. Healthy, cute fluffy kittens of every color and type. We have about 50 to choose from in the adoption center, 100 more in foster homes, at least 30 in the stray building right now, and (are) getting more surrendered or found every day,” Gross said.

Very small, nursing kittens should be left with their mothers until eating well on their own, even if semi wild, Gross said, as there are not enough volunteers able to bottle feed them all.

Gross said shelter volunteers foster most of the kittens in their homes, and handle and socialize them...


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