EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month and humane societies in the Tri-State are in desperate need of your help.
Earlier this week Evansville Animal Care and Control posted on social media that 22 cats and kittens came into the facility not long after they opened for the day. Animal Care ran out of room for those cats and the Vanderburgh Humane Society stepped in to help.
Officials say they typically see a large uptick in cats at some point throughout the year. Some cats are in foster care, which helps cut down on the number of cats at the VHS.
“A lot of people, when they hear this story, tend to get immediately angry at all the people abandoning their pets and that’s really not where a lot of these guys come from. It typically comes from outdoor community cats who don’t really belong to anyone. They’re just out in the world having litters over and over again,” says Amanda Coburn with the VHS.
Officials say having cats spayed and neutered helps cut down on the feline numbers in the community. If you come across a cat problem in your area, you can reach out the VHS and they will help you out.