NORWICH – The Chenango SPCA is hopeful the 10th Annual Woofstock will draw a large crowd, and shed light on their problem of overcrowding, an issue they’re trying to solve by extending their ongoing adoption event.
The Name Your Price event has been going on for three months, but Executive Director of the CSPCA Annette Clarke says there’s no end in sight to the overcrowding.
“We typically house about 100 cats. Right now, we have 167, and they keep bringing them in,” said Clarke. “We adopt out one and get in 15 same day.” She said half the cats in their possession are kittens.
Clarke said she believes one of the reasons they’ve seen an increase in cats coming through the doors, is Little Mews closing the doors.
The CSPCA has also seen an influx in dogs. According to Clarke, they usually take about 16 dogs at a time, and right now they’re housing 26.
Due to the dramatic increase in animals, the Clarke and the CSPCA have decided to open the Name Your Price adoption event up to dogs as well as cats. Through the event, people can donate whatever they want and go home with a new pet.