Overcrowded animal shelter not accepting cats

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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - An Eastern Kentucky Animal Shelter is no longer accepting felines, due to overcrowding and sickness.

Martin County Animal Shelter is currently housing over 80 cats and kittens, even though the shelter is made to only hold 20 cats. The cat housing is now spilled over to the bathroom and office areas.

Due to overcrowding, an upper respiratory virus has spread across the cat population and caused kitten deaths.

The shelter needs foster families and adoptions, so the cats have a healthy amount of space.

"We are having a real hard time trying to get fosters. We provide the food, and we take them for their medical care and everything. If we can just find someone who would be willing to take care of them in their home, until we can hopefully find a rescue," Cynthia McGinnis, Director of Shelter Operations, said.

If you are interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering, visit their Facebook page.

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