Humane Society for Hamilton County battles overcrowding

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (July 17, 2015)- The Humane Society for Hamilton County is dealing with a big problem right now, and it’s looking for help to fix it.

Currently, the shelter is caring for more than 300 cats and more than 100 dogs.

With more than 400 animals in the shelter, space to house the cats and dogs is quickly running out.

Shelter officials say they often see an influx of kittens around this time of the year, but this year it’s also seeing more people come in to surrender their pets.

“We need some help from the community, to come out and help us make some room for all of the animals that are coming in right now,” said Rebecca Stevens, executive director of the Humane Society for Hamilton County.

The shelter is holding a special adoption event this Saturday, July 18, from 12-5 p.m. at its facility in Noblesville (1721 Pleasant St. Suite B).

Rates to adopt dogs, cats, and kittens will all be reduced. Adopting a dog will cost $25, the fee to adopt a kitten will be $15, and an adult cat can be adopted for just $5.

The adoption fee includes a spay or neuter, a microchip, at least one round of vaccines, 30 days of pet insurance, plus a free wellness exam.

If people are interested in helping the Humane Society for Hamilton County, but don’t want to make the commitment of adopting a dog or cat, the shelter recommends checking out its foster program.

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