SoCal animal shelters have too many cats and kittens available for adoption

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Local animal shelters are facing a crisis over cats.

Summer temperatures lead to increased breeding, which means more kittens and puppies dropped off at shelters.

One recent example: Several cartons full of 15 kittens were dropped off at an animal center in Carson.

RELATED: LA city shelters full to capacity

The city of Los Angeles says its shelters have 597 cats and kittens looking for homes.

This weekend, city shelters are offering a big discount: Half off all adoptions of dogs and cats at city shelters.

And for those who aren't sure if they want to adopt, the city has a fostering program in which a family can take in a kitten for just a few weeks until they are old enough to be spayed or neutered and put up for permanent adoption.

More information about adopting a dog or cat in the city of Los Angeles is available here.
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