Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oregon Humane Society Cattery is Full

Don't let the name fool you...CityDog may be a dog magazine, but when it comes to helping animals we don't discriminate. In fact, we just received word that the Oregon Humane Society's cattery is full and they are asking the public to adopt 100 cats by Thanksgiving.

“We’ve run out of room at the inn when it comes to cats,” said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. “We’re asking the public to adopt 100 cats by Thanksgiving so we can open our cattery doors to other homeless animals who are waiting in the wings,” she said.

Because of the unexpectedly large number of cats brought to the shelter in recent weeks, OHS was forced to take the extraordinary step of suspending all cat admissions until further notice, including those cats who were scheduled to come to the shelter over the next two weeks. With cat admissions on stand-by, people who bring homeless cats to OHS are being directed to other animal shelters and being asked to care for the animal until space is available at OHS.

“Because we never euthanize animals for space reasons, we are asking for the public’s understanding and patience in this difficult time,” said Harmon. OHS operates much like a hotel, scheduling appointments for the public to bring in cats as space becomes available. “If we are successful in adopting out 100 cats by Thanksgiving,” said Harmon, “we should be able to resume bringing in the cats whose arrival we’ve been forced to delay.”

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