DURHAM — A deep discount found homes for more than half the Durham County animal shelters cats and kittens this weekend.
The Animal Protection Society of Durham cut its normal $95 cat adoption fee to $10 Friday and Saturday to save more of the 142 felines it had as of Friday morning.
By closing time Saturday, people had put deposits on 78 of the cats and kittens.
The normal $95 adoption fee helps cover a health exam, rabies shot, spay or neuter surgery and other care that cats and kittens get when they go to a new home. The APS will fund raise to try to make up for the lost revenue.
Now its dogs that director Shafonda Davis Price is worried about.
Twenty-seven canines came between Friday and Monday, pushing the number of dogs and puppies to 190. The shelter has just 100 kennels.
I was like, how is this happening? Davis Price said.
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