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Animal shelter has plenty of cats ready for adoption

The City of LaGrange Animal Shelter has experienced an influx of kittens, according to a City of LaGrange press release. In just one week, they took in over 40.

“They all came in at one time,” said Chris Bussey, LaGrange animal services supervisor.

“We literally had no cats last week, and now we have close to 50.”

Bussey said the kittens were from a handful of litters.

“There’s no specific area where they’re all coming from,” Bussey said.

The facility is now overcrowded and in need of wet kitten food, which donors can leave on the bench by the shelter’s front door. The shelter is located at 1390 Orchard Hill Road.

Fortunately, Bussey expects all of the kittens to be adopted.

“We’re working with Auburn University to look at the kittens on Monday to see which ones can be fixed. That way, we can lower the adoption fee on them,” he said. Auburn University requires kittens to be at least two pounds before they can be fixed.

The kittens can be adopted with fees ranging from $16 to $50, depending on if they were fixed and/or received their rabies shots. Kittens who have been fixed and received their shots are the cheapest whereas those that haven’t are the most expensive.

The City of LaGrange Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We do prefer appointments,” said Bussey, explaining that appointments allow the shelter to show visitors their kittens and answer questions about them. The shelter can be reached at (706) 298-3606 or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityOfLaGrangeAnimalShelter/.