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Cat overcrowding leads Lexington Humane Society to lower adoption fees

To help reduce cat crowding, Lexington Humane Society offers "purrgressive" pricing

The Lexington Humane Society is offering a new pricing plan for the month of August to combat crowding. August is the height of "cat and kitten season" and the shelter is inundated with more than 250 cats.
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The Lexington Humane Society is offering a new pricing plan for the month of August to combat crowding. August is the height of "cat and kitten season" and the shelter is inundated with more than 250 cats.

The Lexington Humane Society is inundated with cats every summer, and this August it’s using its “Purrgressive Pricing” program to help them alleviate some of the overcrowding.

During August, the adoption fee for every cat and kitten in the shelter will be equal to the day of the month. For instance, on Aug. 11, all cat and kitten adoptions will cost $11, humane society spokeswoman Ashley Hammond said. For Fayette County residents, there is an additional city licensing fee of $8.

As of Wednesday, about 90 cats and kittens had been placed in homes during the pricing program, Hammond said. The shelter is caring for more than 250 cats, and dozens of new cats arrive every day.

Cats and kittens can be adopted at the Humane Society at 1600 Old Frankfort Pike. Adoptions generally take 30 to 45 minutes, and new owners must have a cat carrier to take home their new cat, Hammond said.

Donations to the Humane Society can be made at adoptlove.net. Donations of canned cat food, pet beds and treats are also being accepted.

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