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OAHS at cat capacity, offering free adoptions

Cat at Oshkosh Area Humane Society on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2017. (WLUK/Jessie Basinski)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The Oshkosh Area Humane Society says it's at its highest cat capacity of the year.

The shelter says it has 306 cats in its care in need of forever homes.

"Right now we're in desperate need of adopters and foster volunteers. This is an urgent plea. We hope the community will spread the word," said Oshkosh Area Humane Society executive director, Joni Geiger.

Geiger also says the shelter is seeing a peak of cat intake later than years past, "Usually by November we're seeing a reduction in the cats coming in but this year we hit the peak later than usual."

Right now cat adoptions are free. All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

Foster homes are also needed as well. The shelter has foster homes take in cats until space opens up at the shelter.

"We've got about 45 foster homes right now and our goal is to get that up to about 65 in the next couple of weeks. We know the holidays are approaching but if people have a little extra room in their house, it's a great way to help the animals at no cost. We provide everything you need," Geiger said.

For more information on adoption or becoming a foster volunteer, click here.

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