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There's a 'cat crisis' at Austin animal shelters

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The city of Austin says they are in a cat crisis right now. They have too many cats and kittens and nowhere to put them.

The Austin Animal Center, the Austin Humane Society and Austin Pets Alive! All have no room at their shelters. They're asking the public to stop surrendering their cats and for those looking for a new feline friend to come and adopt one.

"At this point we don't have room for one more. And we really want to work very hard to maintain our no kill status in this community so we asking for the community to help us right now. We need help with adoptions, help with foster families, and we need help with people spaying and neutering their pets so we won't have a week where 300 kittens come into the shelter," City of Austin's Chief of Animal Services Abigail Smith said.

There are literally hundreds to pick from at all three shelters including those in foster care.

"This weekend to help support all three shelters, that are going through this cat crisis, we're going to have an adoption special for cats and kittens so adoption fees for all cats and kittens at all three shelters will be waived. We're really hoping that the community is going to come out to support us and support these cats in our care and get them into loving homes," Executive Director of Austin Humane Society Frances Jonon said.

Austin Animal Center, the Humane Society and Austin Pets Alive are offering free adoptions for cats and kittens all weekend long.

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