Humane Society halts cat intake; shelter full

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The Humane Society for Southwest Washington has temporarily stopped taking stray and owner-surrendered cats, except in rare circumstances, due to a lack of space, the organization said Thursday.

The only exceptions for the time being will be gravely ill or injured cats. The organization's east Vancouver site, 1100 N.E. 192nd, does have space for stray dogs, however.

The shelter has around 350 cats and kittens, spokeswoman Erin Griffin said. Officials said the facility received around 20-30 cats each day -- a number the shelter lacks sufficient space for.

The Humane Society has extended its "Name Your Own Price" cat adoption promotion through August. People interested in adopting a cat or kitten can decide how much they are willing to pay. All cat adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, a microchip ID system with national registration, vaccinations and more.

You can learn more at www.southwesthumane.org.