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October 31, 2013

Superstition could be stalling factor in cat adoption decisions

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Bartels said the cats are very sweet and social. Beyond their human compatibility, all have been spayed and neutered and given rabies shots with the money and donations the community offered after the humane society received the influx of cats from the police seizure.

“We have had more public support than I have even seen,” Bartels said.

Shelter staff want to see all the cats, including the three raven-colored ones, go to owners who will cherish them.

“They desperately need homes. They need a chance for a new life,” office support assistant Kim Bielema said, pointing to two cats. “We got those cats when they were kittens. They don’t know what life is like outside of a cage.”

Cats are available at the humane society for $10 with an approved application. This includes the cat’s spay or neuter surgery as well as rabies vaccination.

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