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Barry Co. Animal Shelter overrun, seeks adoptive homes for dozens of kittens
BARRY COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Barry County Animal Shelter is overrun.
About six months ago, the shelter switched to no-kill. Since then, its cat population has exploded to more than double what the shelter can handle.
The majority of the cats are actually kittens, some just a few weeks old.
Last week, the Michigan Department of Agriculture told the Barry County Shelter it isn't allowed to take in any more cats until the population problem is solved.
That's forcing the shelter's director, Dr. Diana Newman to consider solutions she prays she won't need to use.
"I love these guys; I want to take care of them. I don't want to have to euthanize them," Dr. Newman said. "I will do it if it's necessary; don't want to do that. I think there are other ways to take care of this problem."
There are at least 30 to 40 kittens alone, either at the Barry County Animal Shelter or in foster care that need to be adopted.
If you're interested, you can take two of the felines home for the price of one--$35 out the door.
The shelter says it's just trying to cover costs, in order to keep the kittens alive.