Cat Population Soars at Iowa City Animal Shelter

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By Ellen Kurt

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa City Animal Shelter has lost of cats, so this month the shelter is reducing its normal adoption fees to make room for other animals.

Right now the facility is holding more than 80 cats and it expects to get about 40 more in the next couple of weeks. Starting Friday adoption fees are just $20. The price drops to $15 if someone adopts more than one cat.

Shelter staff says they're not sure why the cat population has suddenly increased. They hope the reduced fees will lead to more adoptions.

"Come down with your family or whoever you live with, visit with the animals, find somebody or multiples that you enjoy, and fill out an application. The following day the animal can go home with you if everything looks good," Misha Goodman from the Animal Care Center said.

While the cat population is soaring, the Iowa City Shelter has only a few dogs currently up for adoption.

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