Salt Lake County cat adoptions increase in '09

Salt Lake County cat adoptions increase in '09

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake County Animal Service says it's been a huge year for cat adoptions.

The agency says it's close to reaching 1,000 cat adoptions for 2009, which isn't quite over yet.

Adult cats at the county shelter aren't in demand like kittens or dogs. The county began allowing no-fee adoptions for cats and the program has been a success. Adoption fees for the more in-demand animals have been able to cover the cost.

Director Shawni Larrabee says as of the end of November, the county was 57 adoptions short of finding new homes for 1,000 cats and kittens in 2009.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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