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Overcrowding Could Mean Euthanization for Cats

By jim Published: July 1, 2009


AKRON, Ohio -- This is the time of year when the cat population explodes, leaving one animal shelter over burdened and not enough room to house them.

Stephanie Smith doesn't know it but she's about to save a life. She and her mother, Sue, showed up at the Summit County Animal Control Facility in Akron to adopt a cat.

The facility is in dire straits and may have to start euthanizing cats soon.

Administration Services Director Craig Stanley said 203 cats are being housed there right now and not enough cages. In fact, he says they're just one empty cage away from having to start euthanizing some of the cats to make room for more.

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