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Snowbird season may be over but the dog -- and cat -- days of summer are in full swing.
The Naples Humane Society is overflowing with animals, especially felines. The shelter normally houses 200 animals, but as of now, has some 300.
Ericka Basile, marketing manager of Naples Humane Society, said there are two things causing the excess amount of animals being brought into the shelter.
“One, it’s kitten season and the other is the economy,” Basile said. “Because people are having to move into places where pets are not allowed, a lot of them end up in our care.”
Currently, the Humane Society is trying to reduce its overcrowded condition by offering two-for-one cat adoptions.
Other adoption specials are being offered too. Animals that are older or need medical care are usually determined to be hard to adopt. To boost the adoption rates for these animals, the Humane Society has created programs called Cozy Care Cats and Cider House All-Star Pooches. Those pets come with refundable adoption fees, and some come with a voucher for up to $200 toward pet health supplies, clinic services or professional training.
Not only does the Humane Society need adoptions, the need for volunteers has also increased.
“Now that snowbird season is over we’re down to a skeleton crew of volunteers here,” Basile said.