Crowded animal shelter
About 200 animals poured into an already full shelter within 24 hours yesterday at the Pennsylvania SPCA-affiliated Animal Care and Control Team, creating what a PSPCA spokeswoman called an "urgent need for rescues and adopters."
"This time of year, all city shelters see an increase in animals being brought to the shelter, particularly cats," said Wendy Marano.
The packed house was further filled by the seizure Tuesday by animal cruelty agents of 42 cats from a woman living in the Tacony section.
To make room for new arrivals while trying to avoid euthanasia, ACCT and PSPCA, is offering a $1 adoption promotion for cats over four months old. All the animals are spayed or neutered, have their current vaccinations and are microchipped, Wendy Marano said.