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Published July 23, 2012, 10:17 PM

Richland-Wilkin Humane Society offers deals for home-seeking cats

Wahpeton, N.D. (WDAY TV) - At the Richland-Wilkin Humane Society in Wahpeton, so many cats have been dropped off or abandoned, the shelter has started offering a special deal to anyone willing to adopt one of the 30 cats now calling the shelter home.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Wahpeton, N.D. (WDAY TV) - The Richland-Wilkin Humane Society has done everything but hang out the “No Vacancy" sign.

At its shelter in Wahpeton, so many cats have been dropped off or abandoned, the shelter has started offering a special "deal" to anyone willing to adopt one of the 30 cats now calling the Humane Society home.

There is Lavern and Shirley, the twin terrors. And Morris, the shelter bully. Just a few of the characters. The 30 cats whose playhouse and romper room is the humane society shelter.

Nancy O’Hearn - Richland-Wilkin Human Society: “Sometimes we have to put in foldable crates dog crates and cages and pet carriers.”

The volunteer run shelter is running out of room for all these cats. And there is no sign the trend will quickly go away. Too many people who refuse to spay and neuter their cats.

Gabi Lezon - Richland-Wilkin Human Society: “It is a responsibility for years and a financial responsibility

And so to help find homes for these cats, the shelter is running a special for 30 bucks you can bring a cat home.

Even the busy kitten room is like a preschool room just before recess, playful mischievous little cats, hoping someone will take them home.

The shelter has a "no-kill" policy. It does not put a dog or cat down, unless it's seriously ill or dangerous.

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