Niagara Falls, NY - The SPCA of Niagara County is holding a major adoption event this weekend. The shelter is drastically reducing their adoption fees to help free up some much needed space.
The shelter is currently in the process of taking in up to 100 feral cats over the next few days. SPCA Board Member Ann Louise Corasella told 2 On Your Side, most of them require immediate veterinary care.
"Many of them are so flea infested that they're anemic," said Corasella.
Kelly Casale, a volunteer with Feral Cat Focus dropped off a few cats at the shelter Saturday morning after stopping by the home Friday night.
"As I parked the car and we got out the smell itself was terrible. Dusk was setting, the sun was going down and you can see eyes everywhere you looked there were eyes and ears sticking out from behind, and I walked around and there, from just me seeing there was probably 30 to 40 that I could see," said Casale.
From the moment they opened their doors Saturday morning several people stopped by with the hopes of giving a dog or cat the loving home environment they deserve.
Adoption fess dropped to just under $20 for cats, and under $30 for dogs in an effort to encourage more families to come out and adopt.
On Tuesday, about 100 feral cats were found living in a dilapidated house in Somerset. Carosella because of their flea infested condition most of them cannot be kept at the shelter alongside healthy cats and kittens.
Carosella said animals up for adoption are ready to go.
"All the animals are vaccinated. They're flea treated. They're spayed-neutered. They're microchipped. You get a free vet visit and for 30 or 20 dollars you cannot beat that taking home a loving animal," said Carosella.
Another board member told 2 On Your Side the woman who owned the feral cats has been identified, and is expected to turn herself in to the authorities very soon.
Once again this adoption event at the SPCA of Niagara County runs through Sunday. Click here for the shelter's hours of operation.