Pleasing local animal rescue groups, approximately 23 cats found new homes recently thanks to a pet adoption event held at the Trenton Farmers Market in Trenton, New Jersey, by Trenton’s Trap N Release (TNR) program.
The Ewing Animal Shelter’s 25 cat limit was in jeopardy when there were more than 60 cats being taken care of by the shelter, putting some felines in danger of being euthanized, according to The Trentonian.
In addition to the large number of cats adopted, individuals dropped off several items essential to pet care, including food and kitty litter, most of which will go to the shelter.
The shelter has had to put some cats’ lives in jeopardy by keeping them with foster families to help control the overcrowding.
"We are constantly pulling cats and kittens out of the shelter and putting them into foster care to keep the cat census down," said Sandra Obi, Trenton TNR spokesperson.
In terms of animal euthanizing, according to the American Humane Society, statistics indicate that more cats are euthanized than dogs every year.