MANHATTAN — One of the city’s largest animal shelters is overflowing with cats, filled with more than 1,000 extra abandoned kitties than last summer, according to Animal Care & Control.
This year’s “kitten season” has left the city with an especially large number of homeless felines, filling up shelters in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and causing the adoption center to waive fees for all cats 1 year or older, shelter officials said.
“This year we have already taken close to 10,000 cats into our care. That’s over 1,000 more cats than last year at this time,” ACC Executive Director Risa Weinstock said in a statement.
April through September are normally busy times for shelters, as cats that are not spayed tend to give birth during these months, officials said.
An ACC spokeswoman said they were not sure what has caused the unusually high spike in homeless cats, but that a longer warm season could be contributing to cats mating for a longer time period.
ACC’s Manhattan adoption center at 326 East 110th St. is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You can also adopt from its Brooklyn shelter at 2336 Linden Blvd.
The mobile adoption center will be in Midtown East on July 25 at 991 Second Ave. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The following day, ACC will be at the Petco in Sheepshead Bay at 1610 Avenue Y from noon to 4 p.m.
All cats available for adoption can be viewed on ACC's website.