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Shelter over capacity, urgent need for adoptions

Cats scheduled to be euthanized Monday
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Posted at 6:23 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 21:36:47-04

Vermilion Parish Rabies Animal Control is over capacity and working to quickly find homes for their feline friends.

Managers say they need to find homes for cats at the shelter or they'll be put down on Monday.

Since the pandemic, they've had more cats dropped off but not as many adoptions. Most of their cats are brought to other states to be adopted, but even those transports have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has also made it difficult for the rescue to have weekly adoption events at PetSmart or other area pet stores.
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Debbie Garrot, VPRAC manager, explained, "The transporter for Animal Aid for Vermilion Area was restricted; he could not enter the states on the east coast as well as Colorado for awhile. Now that has been relaxed, but it brings us to where we are today. We have an overabundance of cats. They have to move or we have to euthanize."

This is the first time in three years the shelter has been in a position to euthanize cats.

Click here for more information from the shelter. You can also click here for more photos and information.

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